Category Archives: Artist Reviews

An exploration of various artists and their work.

The Art of Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala is a renowned illustrator and graphic designer. He is based between Estonia and New Zealand and works mostly digitally, drawing everything by hand. Within his work process Eiko likes to study the forms of shapes and to work … Continue reading

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Naturally beautiful banana fibre wallets, papers and more.

Green Banana Paper is a waste-to-wealth manufacturing start-up.  Based in Kosrae, Micronesia, they turn post-harvest banana trees into sustainable handmade goods. Unlike hardwood fruit-bearing trees, banana plants only fruit once in their lifetime. When the bananas are ripe, farmers must … Continue reading

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Printmaker: Robert Ives

By Primrose Paper Arts member, Robert Ives: At the beginning of 2017 I committed to devoting the year to exploring silk screen printing. The discipline of sketch club each Monday morning at Waverley Woollahra Art School doing life drawing provides … Continue reading

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Paper models: Lee Ji-hee

Amongst the paper models created by Korean artist Lee Ji-hee is a range of old film cameras, recreating the details of their every mechanism through expertly folded paper.  Although his paper cameras match the original in every aspect of their … Continue reading

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Paper casting workshop with Barbara Landes

Follow some simple steps for casting handmade paper in this overview of a 2013 workshop held by Barbara Landes.  This video really demonstrates to the novice how to create a variety of castings using various objects and methods.  An excellent … Continue reading

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Flowersmith: Jennifer Tran

Jennifer Tran is a Sydney-based artist who makes intricate crepe paper flowers easily mistaken for the real thing. Each component is individually handcrafted before being painstakingly constructed into a stunning finished bloom. In August 2015 she launched her blogspot site, … Continue reading

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The art of Haruki Nakamura

by Claire Brach Fun Paper Kirigami and Karakuri Puppets with Unexpected Behaviors Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura has a knack for creating all kinds of interesting paper objects from puzzles to kirigami toys. The word ‘kirigami’ describes a form of manipulating … Continue reading

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