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
Admiring these soft sculptures created by Grand Rapids native, Molly Burgess. This fiber artist’s love of nature and science led her to making insects, arachnid and especially moths. She incorporates hand embroidery, machine stitching, painting, dying and wire work to form her creations. In her bio she writes this about the moth:
“Many types of moths—including my favorite the luna moth—only live a couple of weeks after they emerge. I found it interesting that the part of their lives where they are the most beautiful is also the most fleeting. My work is definitely influenced by a desire to create a lasting representation of that beauty.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. She has an Etsy shop but currently has no listing.
Images: Courtesy of Molly Burgess.
Berlin-based, multidisciplinary artist Nevin Aladağ was born in Van, Turkey, to a family of Kurdish and Turkish origins. This installation and video artist created these water jet cut aluminum and acrylic paint sculptures for Art Basel in 2017. The cutouts entitled Pattern Kinships are composed of different patterns based on various elements to “mark social spaces and to allow or avoid access, visually or physically.”
You can see more of her work on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Nevin Aladağ.