February 24, 2010

Paper Magician

A couple weeks ago, I went to an amazing show at the Museum of Arts and Design (aka: MAD) in New York City . The show was called "Slash: Paper Under The Knife" and featured 52 artists from all over the world who use only paper (and maybe some glue) to make elaborate sculptures, wall murals, and installations. Some of the cut pieces were so intricately detailed and lace-like it was hard to believe a person's hands actually made each of the teenie (and i mean teenie) and precise cuts. Kind of hard to describe exactly how staggering and incredible it was...and the photos on MAD's website do not quite capture the awe i felt while staring at them with my jaw hanging open in astonishment.

But...Peter Callesen's photos do. He's a paper magician. I think you'll agree. He uses only single sheets of paper to create...well...go see for yourself (i highly recommend checking out the "A4 Papercut" section. "Snowballs" is one of my favorites). You'll never look at a piece of paper in the same way again. Here's just one of his creations to give you the gist:
photo is ©Peter Callesan
See what i mean? A. single. piece. of. paper. W.O.W.

10 comments:

  1. You are right that is amazing!

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  2. So cool! Really neat to see the single paper. I love seeing how people work through things like this - it's an amazing look into how artist work.

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  3. I hav neer seen anything like that...thanks for sharing

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  4. Amazing! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  5. crazy!! i love that the piece that it was cut from is under it.. really gives you a reference to realize what it started as...

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  6. Kate you are so lovely and soooooooo
    young..just took a look at all your beauties on Quilt Home...let's just say Moda is even luckier than I thought...lovely meeting your friends too....xoxox Jennifer

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  7. OMG! That is amazing! I know what I am doing this weekend! Thanks for the post!

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