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.

 

Chris Gilmour

ChrisGilmourIn awe with these life size sculptures created by Italy-based artist, Chris Gilmour, whose pieces are made totally out of cardboard and glue. The artist best describes his work in an interview written on his website:

“One of the reasons I use cardboard is because it’s so easy to find- we have an immediate access to these “re-cycled” materials in a way that could never be possible with bronze or marble. It is also free of the historical and cultural weight of those classical sculptural materials, and can offer new readings of the work. By using a material which everybody knows and understands, I can build on the pre-existing associations to develop ideas and ways of reading the work. It’s a way of creating a language which is understood by many.”

Images: Courtesy of Chris Gilmour.

Tripasai Architect

Tripasai-ArchitectPegboards has a new function for me now after seeing this embroidered wall decor created by multi-disciplinary design studio, Tripasai Architect.  The wall is a series of tiny dots embroidered with colorful cotton yarn in rhomboidal shapes transforming into leaves and flowers. The walls enhance the entry lobby of a Bangkok private residence.

Images: Courtesy of Tripasai Architect.