Like most of us, I spend too many hours on the Internet. May of those hours are legitimate research hours for my writing. The others…not so much. But every time I venture out into the vast unknown, I do find nuggets of sheer genius to bring back to bookmark. The ones I’m going to show you are art pieces and their creators. I’m an artist. Not just a writer, but also a painter – when I have time. And you’re right…who’s got time, any more!
But these artists have found a niche, a way to create that makes them happy (I hope) the same as my writing makes me happy. And as I see how far beyond the norm, it encourages me to let my art take me where I’ve never gone before.
As art comes in many forms, I’m only sharing today, paper artists. And wow, are these people gifted!
First up is Hina Oayama - she creates super fine lacy-paper-cuttings with a simple pair of scissors. She uses a mixture of the traditional and modern styles to produce her own world through her own special paper-cuttings technique.
Next is Bert Simmons and his paper sculptures.
He uses a 3D modelling program to help determine the shape and features.
Then gets started on a 3 day marathon of cutting and glueing.
Another stunning artist is Ingrid Siliakus. She considers herself a paper architect. This stunning cut out of hers is amazing.
If you go to her website, you’ll see dozens if not hundreds of different examples of her work. Truly inspiring.
Another truly talented artist, with a lot of character pieces is Sher Christopher. His motto? ‘unique figurative sculptures made purely from paper…’
The detail that goes into his sculptures is amazing. You have to sit and study them to see the work that went into these. They show such life!
Next is Paper artist Yuken Teruya, who does the impossible by turning a fast food bag into a stunning art piece. ‘The Forest Series, creating paper trees out of disposable waste products like toilet paper tubes and paper bags, is a poignant glimpse of the forest behind the paper – it’s a like a little bit of the lost trees’ spirit lives on in the consumer end product. Yes – even McDonald’s bags were once alive!’
I love the concept of taking garbage and creating beauty!
The next up is Johan Scherft and his papercraft. He paints and creates many wonderful projects.
I find it so hard to believe that this kingfisher is made from paper!
And although this list could go on forever, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include at least one book carver! And there are many stunning artists in this speciality to choose from. For today, here is one of BRIAN DETTMER. It looks like 20 books made it’s way into this art piece!
Now that I’ve posted more things to waste time on, tell me – is there an art form you’d love to pick up?