cut and sculpted paper art by various artists

Inlaid Cut Paper Botanicals by Kirk Fanelly

Inlaid Cut Paper Botanicals by Kirk Fanelly
portrait of Kirk Fanelly by Deborah Triplett

Cut paper botanicals by Kirk Fanelly
Artist Kirk Fanelly began creating Botanicals, a series of inlaid paper art, when he felt he needed a break from human subject matter and narration. We’re certainly glad he did so we can share with you his contemporary and colorful cut paper art of plants, trees and flowers. (more…)

Continue ReadingInlaid Cut Paper Botanicals by Kirk Fanelly

Dresses Made of Vintage Books and Comics Expose Stereotypes

Donna Rosenthal paper dresses

New York based artist Donna Rosenthal deconstructs old comic books, cookbooks, magazines, romance novels and more only to reconstruct them as dresses embellished with hand embroidery, lace and beading. By combining the content of the materials with pithy text on the bodices, she is making a statement, often humorous, about the effects of traditional and societal influences on the lives of women. (more…)

Continue ReadingDresses Made of Vintage Books and Comics Expose Stereotypes

Photography + Paper Engineering = Colette Fu Pop-Up Photo Books

colette fu pop-up books

Not only are the pop-up books by Colette Fu an extraordinary feat of paper engineering, but they are also an enlightening look at the artist’s own Chinese heritage and the people of China through her photography. (more…)

Continue ReadingPhotography + Paper Engineering = Colette Fu Pop-Up Photo Books

Cardboard Pet Beds You Will Not Believe Are Cardboard.

Mimi de Biarritz Cardboard Pet Beds

I came across the talented work of artist and crafter Mimi de Biarritz in a recent New York Times’ T Magazine article about Kit Kemp’s seventh-floor pop-up store in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman. The temporary outlet incorporated many of Biarritz’ one-of-a-kind items. Among her impressive paper art and objects I spotted two stunning pet beds, so I did a little research and wait until you see what I found. (more…)

Continue ReadingCardboard Pet Beds You Will Not Believe Are Cardboard.

Pop-Up Houseplants That Don’t Require A Green Thumb.

houseplants pop-up book

No talent for keeping plants alive? No worries, that’s not necessary when it comes to this new lovely coffee table pop-up book by artist and photographer Daniel Gordon and paper engineer and designer Simon Arizpe. (more…)

Continue ReadingPop-Up Houseplants That Don’t Require A Green Thumb.