There is something wonderful about paper. It provides a way to capture and transmit thought, preserve knowledge, beautify a space, or entertain. But that’s not all, paper can also be used as a medium to create spectacular pieces of art and sculpture.
A couple of months ago, while attending a conference in San Francisco, I stumbled on the Paper Tree, an origami shop in Japan Town. Though I didn’t really intend to, I stayed for nearly an hour. I was inspired.
Though I don’t aspire to be an origami artist, it is hard not to appreciate the craft and care it requires. An origami master is simultaneously balances aesthetics, planning, and architecture.
But origami isn’t the only type of paper art. There are other techniques — paper case, papier-mache, paper collage, and cutting — which are beautiful in their own ways. In the months since visiting paper-tree, I’ve enjoyed looking at many examples of paper art and thought I might post a small gallery here.
The artists on display are:
- Allen and Patty Eckman, Paper Case Sculpture
- Helen Musselwhite, Paper Collage
- People Too, Paper Cutting
- Galen, Origami
- Peter Callesen, Paper Cutting