We’ve folded paper cranes before but our attempts were never quite as exquisite as these creations from Romanian-based artist Cristian Marianciuc. He has always had an interest in art but has never had any formal training. He challenged himself by creating one crane a day for a year and loved the project so much his collection has grown to over 1000. In Arctic Paper he says this about his his passion:
“To me, origami is very therapeutic and a way to find balance in life. It is a way to silence some voices and make others louder. It is about not doing things on autopilot, but to be involved, in the present.”
Images: Courtesy of Cristian Marianciuc.
Justyna Wołodkiewicz from Szczecin, Poland is a self-taught embroiderer, polymer clay and mixed media artist. Her work is made with a mix of traditional embroidery techniques plus 3D polymer clay shapes. She utilizes vibrant colors and takes inspiration from her surroundings resulting in sculptural embroideries that are technically complicated and definitely unique.
Images: Courtesy of Justyna Wołodkiewicz.