Flexible Paper Sculptures
Artist, Li Hongbo’s flexible paper sculpture might just freak you out at first. But then you’re left awe struck, wondering just how he accomplished it.
A former book editor/designer, Hongbo became fascinated by Chinese paper decorations called paper gourds. His sculptures work on the same principal as the decorations - layers of thin paper are glued down and stored flat, when opened they reveal an accordion like flexibility.
pics via Colossal
By Philadelphia based artist: Jayne Surrena
Medium: Assemblage on Paper
“The series is a collection of satirical snapshots focusing on Americana. The assemblages on paper look at society filled with vice, quirks and everyday interactions and searches to find the Achilles heal and to tickle it just a bit. It has been said that a true satirist uses wit and humor as a way to inspire. The viewer is to look at an image and see a familiar scene or spark a memory then see these stories are universal ones.”
Animae Dementia/Animal Madness plasters Berlin & Paris
Berlin and Paris have been invaded with huge paper creatures/animals devouring up their creators, French street artists duo Ro and l’Homme Pendu.
The massive pieces they’ve created are part of a collection titled ‘Animae Dementia’ aka. Animal Madness.
They use a ‘wheat-pasted’ paper technique to place the creatues into the landscape and then suspend themselves within the work, appearing to be gobbled up by the creatures.
Shannon Rankin “Germinate”
Germinate (5000 Seeds) by Shannon Rankin is composed of tiny circular maps eleganty spiraling into one large circle. A write up from The Boston Phoenix:
“Shannon Rankin meticulously cuts and splices maps to play with language and form as related to nature and its processes. Her minimalist works on paper are both clever and beautiful in their delicate execution as well as their sensitivity to color relationships and geometry. She extracts the sculptural and topographical potential of the maps, folding and overlapping, to draw connections between natural and constructed systems.
Stunning art display entitled “germinate” by Shannon Rankin. The piece is comprised of small circular maps that spiral into a behemoth of a beautiful masterpiece of a circle. The display is kind of reminiscent of a color blind test, no?
View more works by Shannon Rankin here.