Category Archives: Sculpture

Soon Design Studio

Soon_BelgiumFound these incredibly detailed paper insects in the portfolio of Belgium design studio, Soon. The insects are made from recycled paper and created to promote the recycled paper line for IGEPA Benelux. These amazing insects are a part of a three-dimensional garden that included a variety of insects, leaves and flowers. You can watch a video here that shows how the installation was developed and you can also see their portfolio details here on Behance.

Images: Courtesy of Soon.

Guy Laramée

GuyLarameeThese incredible book sculptures were created by Montreal-based interdisciplinary artist, Guy Laramée, who uses books, inks and pigments to capture these amazing landscapes. He defines his work as follows:

“My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. The title of one of my pieces is “ All Ideas Look Alike”. Contemporary art seems to have forgotten that there is an exterior to the intellect. I want to examine thinking, not only “what” we think, but “that” we think.

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.  After 30 years of practice, the only thing I still wish my art to do is this: to project us into this thick “cloud of unknowing.”

Images: Courtesy of Guy Laramée.

 

Su Blackwell

SuBlackwellAdmiring the book sculptures created by UK artist, Su Blackwell. She works primarily with paper transforming them into these incredible three-dimensional forms. She says of her work…

“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.”

“I always read the book first, at least once or twice, and then I begin to create the work, cutting out, adding details. The detail is what brings it all together, the magic element. It is a tediously slow process.”

Images: Courtesy of Su Blackwell.