Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A simple 3D star made from this tutorial. Imagine how pretty this would be in delicate paper, lit from within?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Check out the work of this amazing artist, Lorenzo Duran! He makes intricate, lace-like cuts in real leaves to form images.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Completed tissue wreath. I estimate this took around 400 folded tissue triangles. I tried to show the versatility of tissue paper as a medium by demonstrating different forms and textures one can achieve with it. This was built on a 10" foam wreath form.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A new wreath in progress. This should take awhile.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Here is some of the paper sculpture I've been working on lately. This first image is a wreath of catalog pages I made for a friend.
The next four images are shots of a crazy headdress I built which was inspired by a trip to France a few years ago. The spiky crown refers to the Statue of Liberty, which came to us from France. Behind the crown is a pair of wings, since I was lucky enough to photograph an amazingly tame family of swans at Versailles. The bridge across the eyes is the Sully bridge, which crosses the Seine very close to Notre Dame. I created the paper roses in response to the real ones I saw while eating lunch in the rose garden at the Rodin museum. I used only one neutral color hoping it would tie together all of these disparate elements and establish a sense of harmony. Obviously, I was bursting with enthusiasm for the 10 days I spent in France, and I hope this joy is captured in my artwork here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This book is amazing and inspiring! You could spend so many hours marveling at artwork made with simple, humble paper. Buy it if you're an artist or simply wish to be amazed at what human beings can make. There is also a DVD with interviews, paper sculptures you can print and assemble, and more.

Happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Burrowing owl from the National Zoo. Painted on my beloved Ampersand artist panel, 8x10." Happy Independence Day!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The evolution of White Kitty.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Not dead. Boy, I sure am a fickle blogger. I'll add some of my recent paintings, in steps, as I created them. This one is 11x14" on cradled board. I am loving that as a painting surface, by the way! Ampersand makes the ones I'm using.