Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Delicate Papercuts

It's been a hectic few days full of HTML/CSS-induced headaches as well as Great News and Fun Projects that I can't wait to tell you guys about (SO excited)! But that's all going to have to wait just a tiny bit more so I hope you'll be patient with me :)

In the meantime, check out these delicate sculptures by Peter Callesen all made with a few cuts and a white sheet of paper. "The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them," Callesen explains. "The negative and absent two-dimensional space left by the cut points out the contrast to the three-dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In a sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in many of the cuts." And something simple, precise and beautiful. (via A. and

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  1. WOW! Sounds like things are gonig well. Excited to hear.

    This artwork is amazing. Thanks for posting.

  2. Can't wait to see what you have in stored for us!

  3. Those are amazing.

    I really don't know how people come up with these incredible ideas. My brain just doesn't look at a sheet of paper and think of potential masterpieces. Unless they involve ink and book binding.

  4. Wow I've been staring at these for ages they look amazing.

    L x
    Half Dressed

  5. Those paper figures are beyond belief! I'm always amazed by what creative people can do - and by your ability to have them "come your way".


    I'll have to read your newer post to see what the "news" is!


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