Jacob Hashimoto is on a slew of favorites lists for The Armory Show, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The Colorado-born, New York artist uses traditional Japanese methods to create large-scale “tapestries” out of thousands of pieces of hand crafted paper and wood.
Tristin Lowe’s colossal Mocha Dick (52 feet) is a marvel – a vinyl under structure covered in white industrial felt. It’s a replica of a real albino sperm whale that went after whaling vessels near Mocha Island the South Pacific in the early 19th century. This is the […]
This stop-motion animated video from Japanese pop star Shugo Tokumaru unfolds layers of paper upon paper in a semi-psychedelic progression tied to the beat. Definitely worth watching for the intricate cut-out shapes. And fun.
Isabelle de Borchgrave re-creates elaborate costumes, in paper. She crumples, pleats, braids and paints the surface of simple rag paper to achieve the effect of textiles and create the illusion of haute couture. Her work is inspired by fashions from European paintings, famous costumes and the designs of […]
If you’re Canadian, you’re likely familiar with Laura Secord, the Niagara housewife who ran 26 miles through enemy territory to warn the British and their aboriginal allies of an impending attack by American forces in the war of 1812. Artist and designer Barbara Klunder, a Secord descendant, tells […]
Will Kurtz turns newspaper into ordinary New Yorkers going about their daily tasks. The former landscape architect sculpts over wood and wire to reflect characters he captures surreptitiously on his iPhone around New York. Earlier this year, he enlarged his following with an exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery […]