Paper arts stun me. The thinking, the manipulation, the engineering. Peter Dahmen, a German artist makes paper do things I could not imagine paper could do. Enough talk, here’s the video:
You can see even more on his website (above) and see more of his amazing work.
I couldn’t resist one more image of pop-up cards that Dahmen creates. If someone sent me this card, I’d put it in a glass box and use it as an altar. But then again, I was a papermaker and still love collage.
Another art process I love is artists who begin to wonder about something, and then create art around it. These are true creatives who explore their world in unusual ways.
Two artists, Luke Evans and Joshua Lake (both students) began to wonder what their insides looked like. And what digestive juices actually did. So they swallowed single frames of 35mm films, allowing their digestive tracts to “develop” them. The work is called “I turn myself inside out.”
Before you say, “Ewww,” they put the film into a colored capsule in order not to damage their intestine, and retrieved the capsule (yeah, just the way you think) and yes, cleaned it, and then printed it into giant black and white prints.
Studio Drift creates lights that look like flowers. In an amazing blending of technology, nature, and art, the lamps blend color and the idea of blooming to create a light that does much more than deliver light. It rises and lowers to the flower while opening and closing. It illuminates.
The work, called shylights, have a mesmerizing effect. And is currently in the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. There are videos here.
Have a creative weekend!
—-Quinn McDonald loves the simplicity and complexity that exists simultaneously in creative projects.
7 thoughts on “Creative Hop, March 21, 2015”
Oh my goodness, that pop up flower made me gasp…
Isn’t that incredible!
Peter Dahmen . . . yes! I made his cards in an English class . . . we were looking at procedural writing, of course I could have used maths as an excuse.
I would have thought people would make that card in trigonometry class. But I love his work.
I guess the difference is that I was the teacher.
Well that explains it. I would have made that card in any class and made up a link, physics to music.