Sunday, January 31, 2010

Paper Art on Etsy: The Energy of Ephemera

Paper Art
The Ephemeral is Tamed on Etsy

It's everywhere. Even in this age of digital this and video that, we are still often surrounded by paper. "Get me a hard copy!" There are some amazing artists around who create with paper. An international paper art exhibition, Slash: Paper Under the Knife is at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York. See my previous entry for details. In the spring I had a blog post on Betty Pepper. Paper, often recycled, is among her signature materials.

There are many exciting examples of paper art to be found on Etsy. Here are just a few.

The Cruel Sea is a sculpture, an altered hardcover edition of Nicholas Monsarrat's The Cruel Sea. You can find this piece in Andreanasophia's Shop.

In Which She Reveals Her Characteristic Energy is an original sculpture. It's a diorama inside a 7x7x7 inch wooden box. From the description: "The egg shell inside is paper maché made from old books. The paper is all cut by hand in the traditional Swedish method of Scherenschnitte." This item is at Mollybosley's Shop.

Make Waves Which Illuminate is "a cut drawing with burn/fire marks, threaded text, wanting to highlight that it's not just an idea to make waves, but let's have them be purposeful and illuminating for all." This comes from UlaEinstein's Shop.

The print, Cloud Climbing, is from Roadside's Shop. From the description: "The image looks three-dimensional – but it is, in fact, a 2D print. I created it through a unique process of 3D illustration. This involves taking a dimensional work of art and turning it into a 2D image for print - in my case, by digitally photographing my original cut paper artwork."

Supercoolspyclub has the Love Bugs Paper Cut. "This one-of-a-kind piece of art is hand-cut from paper and displayed in a 10 inch x 10 inch shadowbox."

"A sweet paper bird made using a newspaper crossword puzzle. Hand stitched using fine embroidery thread" is the Crosswords Paper Bird Mixed Media Sculpture at Cottonbirddesigns.

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