Category Archives: Artist Reviews

An exploration of various artists and their work.

Kate Alarcon: Paper Flower Concepts

Using primarily European crepe paper in various weights this Seattle-based artist creates lifelike flowers and plants. Her website, The Cobra Lily, contains a mass of exquisite blooms from around the world, including this stunning King Protea. For those of you … Continue reading

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Calvin Nicholls: Paper Sculptor

By webmaster I simply couldn’t go past this website without sharing it with you. The above is a screen snip of the front page of Calvin’s website.  Click on the image to visit his site and view his extraordinary work. … Continue reading

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Three-dimensional paper doodling

Danish artist HuskMitNavn is a painter, muralist, and compulsive doodler who creates clever three-dimensional drawings. The simple constructions are made from paper and pen, and depict cartoon characters in humorous situations. HuskMitNavn says “The idea is to make it very simple … Continue reading

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Maya Freelon: Bringing tissue paper to life

For more than a decade, artist Maya Freelon has created striking abstract sculptures and installations from tissue paper and water stains. Her technique — letting water gently drip so the paper’s colour bleeds organically — arose from happenstance, when, as … Continue reading

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Fantastic Folds: Origami by Gonzalo Calvo

This Madrid based artist has a knack for fiddling with paper. He uses a variety of different techniques and papers to fold impressive animals, objects and figures designed by a number of top origami artists. By day Gonzalo works professionally … Continue reading

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The art behind Barichara’s all-female artisanal paper making

Created in 2001 with the aim of financially supporting single-parent women, Fundación San Lorenzo‘s paper-making factory is today the number one employer in Barichara, Columbia – and a lifeline for women in search of a job. In a town where work is … Continue reading

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The Red Project: Nathalie Hartog-Gautier

Nathalie Hartog-Gautier’s practice has focused over the years on the concept of the voyage, its transformations, attachments and associations. Artist Statement: “During my residency at Hill End, I developed a series of works representing its very specific landscape and its … Continue reading

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