See on thebeautyofletterpress.com
In my text drawings I deconstruct the word of God by cutting letters from sacred writings and rearranging them to form a passage from another holy book. I may cut letters from the Bible and reassemble them as a passage from the Koran, or use letters cut from the Torah to recreate an ancient Tantric text. The individual letters are glued to the paper in a continuous line of type, without spaces or punctuation, in order to discourage a literal reading of the text. By bringing together the sacred writings of diverse traditions, I create a visual tapestry of inspired writings, all pointing beyond specifics to the universal need for connection with something greater than oneself.
The labor-intensive aspect of my work is a meditation practice as well as a personal form of devotion.
Interview with beyond talented relief paper sculpture artist Jeff Nishinaka. Be sure to check out the videos of him sculpting from start to finish!
I only wish there wee more video of Matthew working.
64x70cm starting paper. Pergamyn silk.
This is folded on a grid that has creases only 5mm apart. Astounding.
Awesome 360 degree exhibit experience featuring Vincent Floderer, Eric Joisel and others.
“In his paper art series, Schubert meticulously folds sheets of paper, creating a very shallow relief or bas-relief. When the lighting is right, the paper comes to life with depth and contrast. Each ‘sculpture’ is made from a single sheet of paper using only creases and folds. No additional colour is added to the works.
Schubert cites his inspiration most often comes from literature, philosophy, film and fine art. He said a defining moment of inspiration came from the work of Joseph Beuys, which opened Schubert’s eyes that art could be, ‘more than just something decorative and influence into life directly’”
“Jun Mitani might be a professor of computer science at the University of Tsukuba but I’m pretty sure he has a Ph.D. in paper folding.”
See on design-milk.com
Explore Davor Vinko Origami’s photos on Flickr.