Amy Genser – Stunning rolled paper sculptures

Cafeteria installation, Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children

Connecticut-based Amy Genser uses rolled paper and acrylic paint to create topographic explorations of rocky and oceanic landscapes.

Her sculptures reference natural forms and creatures such as barnacles, the tubular formation of beehives, and the way water travels and flows through Earth’s oceans.  The works are also inspired by macro and micro depictions of nature, like cellular processes or a satellite images of a mountainous terrain.

Aquatic Interstellar Dream, 2018, paper, acrylic, copper on canvas

She plays with paper and paint to explore her obsession with texture, pattern, and colour.  Evocative of natural forms and organic processes, her work is simultaneously irregular and ordered.  She uses paper as pigment and constructs her pieces by layering, cutting, rolling, and combining paper.

Collecting Pebbles, 2017, paper and acrylic on canvas

For some excellent close-ups of her work check out her website.  Just the front page revolving banner has enough to excite, then head over to her portfolio pages where you can follow her progress over the years.

Resources:
http://www.bit.ly/2DuPI7p
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/08/new-ocean-reefs-comprised-of-rolled-paper-by-amy-genser/
http://www.amygenser.com/home/
http://www.amygenser.com/2018/

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A quick notification from Warringah Printmakers

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Miniature cut paper birds (and shoes)

India-based cut paper artists Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama have set out to construct 365 miniature bird species by the end of 2018.

Left to right, top to bottom:
House Sparrow, Indian Peafowl, Griffon Vulture, Raven.

To form each work, they begin by cutting feathers, beaks, and talons from layers of paper and then using watercolor to produce further detail.  Despite the works’ small size (some of the tiniest pieces measuring only 2cm from head to tail), each bird takes four to six hours to finish depending on the extent of the bird’s colorful plumage.

Click here to see the range of birds they have made to date.

In addition to this, and in collaboration with Fizzy Goblet (a leading women’s footwear brand in India), they developed six miniature paper artworks of Juttis (moccasins) which can be worn as brooches.

You can see more of their work at the following links:

Resources:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/69805559/Fizzy-Goblet-x-NVillustration
http://www.instagram.com/nvillustration/
https://bit.ly/2OqmaIZ

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Residency program in Budapest

Subject: “Environmental Project & BookArt2”

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.

For more info and application form write to: Beata Szechy
bszechy@yahoo.com
http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com/

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Art on Paper Fair

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Exhibition of Fibre Arts

untethered fibre artists is thrilled to present their fourth annual exhibition for FOTA, this year with the theme of un:Seen.  The 20 artists work in a wide variety of fibre and textile techniques to tell stories that draw on memory, history and relationships between people. Spend some time enjoying intricate works made with stitch, felt, print, dye, and many other traditional and innovative fibre art practices.  Watch the “making of” slideshow for a glimpse into the artists’ studios.

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Exhibition: Warringah Printmakers

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