Monday 2 August 2010

Jeff Nishinaka paper sculptures!

Saw these amazing paper sculptures by Los Angeles sculptor Jeff Nishinaka  on the Daily Telegraph website. They are hauntingly beautiful, delicate and just blow me away.

The thought of constructing anything in 3D fills me with fear and dread (I am way too heavy handed) never mind something so intricate!

Apparently, Kung Fu extraordinaire - Jacki Chan is a big collector of Nishinaka's work, who began sculpting in paper almost by accident:

" I have always wanted to be a painter, but whilst studying illustration at Art Centre, I was given assignments in both graphic design and fashion drawing class at the same time to experiment in different mediums, one of them being paper...From then on, I began experimenting with different papers, finding ways to shape, bend, and round edges on it. I wanted to manipulate paper in the least invasive way, to keep the integrity and feel of it." 

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