Tag Archives: #sculpture

Tina Kraus

Tina Kraus is a freelance paper artist and illustrator based in Munster, Germany.  About two years ago she started making paper sculptures of flowers and then progressively introduced  insects to her repertoire.  She sculpts with crepe paper and adds details with pastel chalks and paint to painstakingly create these incredibly realistic insects.

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

Images:  Courtesy of Tina Kraus.

Irving Harper (1926 – 2015)

Admiring the paper sculptures created by Irving Harper, an American industrial designer, born in 1916 in New York.  The mid-century designer was known for his “Ball Clock” made for Howard Miller Clock Company and his “Marshmallow Sofa” created for Herman Miller.  However, his work on paper was overlooked because they have never been seen outside his home.  He crafted hundreds of paper sculptures in his spare time from 1963-2000 to relieve “stress”.  Much of his work can be seen in the book , “Irving Harper: Works in Paper” by Michael Maharam and Irving Harper.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources. 

Laurel Roth Hope

Laurel Roth Hope is a full time, self-taught artist and naturalist who lives and works in Northern California.   Prior to devoting herself to art she worked as a park ranger and in natural resource conservation. She has called herself “an artist that wishes she was a scientist”, which is reflected in her work.  She began crocheting “Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons” as a comic relief from the overwhelming subject of environment and extinction.  She sculpts and casts pigeons from resin and crochets suits of extinct bird’s plumage.  On National Geographic she explains the following:  

“The suits act like a cozy, covering up something we don’t want to see—environmental degradation and species extinction—with something arguably more attractive.”

The artist works with other mediums as well which can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Laurel Roth Hope.