Tag Archives: paper

The dizzying bas relief sculptures of artist Hadieh Shafie – each one composed of concentric circles of hand dyed, hand rolled paper, some flat, others protruding in spikes, edged with calligraphy or half submerged in dark dye to create the illusion of shadow.

More of here work here.


Intricately detailed paper cut portraits of sealife, flowers and animals (along with the initial pencil sketches she incises with a scalpel to create them) by Japanese artist Riki Fukuda.


Meticulous paper cuts by San Fransisco based artist Kanako Abe created by Ise-katagami – the ancient Japanese technique of creating fine stencils for patterning kimono fabric. In this case, the paper is the finished product rather than a means to another end.


A series of intricate paper sculptures by artist Asya Kozina, inspired by the decadent decorated Baroque and Rococo wigs of the 17th and 18th century, suitably updated for the modern age of excess.


‘Fly High, Dreamers’ – a new work by Vietnamese paper artist Nguyen Hung Cuong that incorporates four origami sculptures folded from a single uncut sheet of Dó paper: a hand holding a crane, bearing a rider holding another crane.


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Connecticut based artist Amy Genser cuts, rolls and arranges vast numbers of mulberry paper tubes mimicking the appearance of coral, one of which was recently installed as a 50ft mural at the Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hopsital For Children in Delaware.

More of her work here.



Orlaith, from Dublin ad agency, The Public House, writes:

“We’ve found a way to recycle rejected ideas and deliver some client affection at the same. Taking a year’s worth of rejected ideas, sketches and scripts, we’ve carefully created custom bouquets for our clients. While plenty of ideas made it through unscathed this year, it felt like a good use of ideas that didn’t make the cut. Call it sentimental rather than scorned.”

Fair play, in fairness.

The Public House