Category Archives: Installation/display

Hattie Newman

Hattie Newman is a set designer and paper artist working from her studio in East London. She builds and directs animations and set designs using handmade cut paper elements.  Many of her designs are found in advertisements, magazines, physical spaces and books. In an article on Lavva she says this about the limitations of her art:

“The paper projects don’t keep very well. After a few months the glue unsticks and it will all just unfold; if you have it out in sunlight the color will fade, and it’s hard to clean. I don’t keep very much – I instead keep it alive through the photos. I used to be sad about that because I would get attached and sentimental about everything I made. Now, if I make something really special, I’ll keep it in a bell jar.”

More of her work can be found on her website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Hattie Newman

Thomas C. Chung

Thomas C. Chung is changing the perception of knitting as grandma’s hobby with these incredible hand knit and crocheted sculptures. The Chinese-Australian artist completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. His work includes soft sculpture, photography and installation usually hand made and labor intensive.  He currently works between Australia and Scandinavia.  On an interview on Knotwe he explains how he got interested in knitting:  

“I started knitting in Scandinavia several years ago.Out of necessity (traveling away from Australia), I needed a material which could literally carry the narrative of my story. Knitting & crocheting fitted all of the things I required out of this (conceptually & practically), so thankfully I eventually got the hang of it.”

More of his wok can be seen on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Thomas C. Chung. 

Carolin Wanitzek


This amazing paper installation is the work of Mannheim-based scenographer and set designer, Carolin Wanitzek.  The artist specializes in crafted illustrations, window displays and stop motion props.  She constructs pieces primarily out of colored cardboard and various materials mixing craft, illustration and photography creating create her extraordinary world.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Behance.  

Images:  Courtesy of Carolin Wanitzek.