I came across Jen Stark’s Vimeo profile the other day, and was surprised to see that it didn’t have a ton of people visiting it yet. For those who haven’t heard of Jen, she’s the awesome lady who makes the amazing cut paper sculptures. For a quick lesson, click here.
Anyhow, she’s made some really fun videos using her paper cutting skills, including the video at the top, which is the “view of the inside of a sculpture (she) created called “Tunnel Vision” that hangs on the wall and has a peephole you can look into.” They’re all pretty great and short, so enjoy them all.
Earlier tonight I went to Swoon’s Drown Your Boats show at the New Image Art, and I was totally floored by how amazing it was. I knew who Swoon was in a vague way, but I wasn’t entirely familiar with her work, so it was amazing to see it in person.
Swoon works primarily in cut paper, which I’m pretty sure she wheat pastes to walls. It was astounding to see all the tiny pieces that make up her work. The pattern in the photo above is all tiny bits of hand pasted paper, there must have been hundreds of them all over the walls. Her paintings were also really amazing as well, I was really in love with all the colors that popped through. I also think that most of the show was put together with scraps of found things, like old plywood and cardboard.
I’ve finally found a use for my Flickr account and stocked it full of photos from the show, 34 in total. I’ve also put some more photos under the cut as well for those of you with an aversion to Flickr.
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