The Art of the Fold. A New Book for Paper Lovers, Book Artists, and Creatives Interested in Structures

Friends, Today I'm excited to announce that The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol is already available for pre-order! You can purchase it wherever books are sold and at: www.laurenceking.com www.indiebound.org and other independent bookstores Book Arts...

Cloud Gazing. A Paper Installation by Brittany Spencer

Brittany Spencer  created this installation with hand-recycled paper. The piece was inspired by the artist's memories of looking at the white, puffy clouds in the sky as a child, and imagining shapes and figures. I invite you to look at this blog post where Brittany...

Paper Installation by Piotr Chizinski

* Piotr Chizinski is the creator of this beautiful paper installation consisting of 756 laser-cut paper houses. The title is: Badlands of Modernity. Images © Piotr...

Cardboard Sculpture by Nina Lindgren

* Nina Lindgren is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She created this cool cardboard sculpture titled: Floating City. Cardboard is a modest material with lots of expressive possibilities. Don't you feel inspired to do something with it? I invite you to visit...

Paper Installation by Sarah Frost

* I was blown away when I first discovered this paper installation by Sarah Frost. The title is: Arsenal. Sarah is a talented multimedia artist based in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions regionally, and she had her first show in New...

Cardboard Sculptures by Ferry Staverman

* Ferry Staverman is an artist based in the Netherlands. He creates these beautiful paper sculptures and installations from a recycled cardboard material. I invite you to visit the artist's website to see more of his extraordinary work. Images © Ferry Staverman ↓...

Sue Jeong and a Visual Story About How Paper is Made

Today I am excited to share something special made by Sue Jeong, a graphic designer and artist from Seoul, Korea.  Sue created this series of 3-D pieces to illustrate the paper making process. She built the objects by hand, using paper, scissors, and glue. Isn't this...

Paper Art by Christine Kim

* Today I want to introduce you to Christine Kim, a Toronto-based artist who works in illustration, cut paper, and installations. Here you see some of the work that she has done with paper. Aren't these pieces beautiful? You can visit the artist's website to see her...

Paper Kitchen by Angie Garland.

* Angie Garland is a graphic design student from Melbourne, Australia, currently living and studying in Copenhagen. Angie is super talented. I predict that she will have a successful career. Today I want to share this paper project that she did for her 3D illustration...

Remarkable Tissue Paper Sculptures by Maryse Dugois

* Maryse Dugois creates these amazing sculptural forms out of transparent tissue paper with no structure at all. Light plays an important role in these pieces. Seeing them in person must me a sublime experience. I am only staring at them via regular digital magic and...

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Inner Seeds (A new papercut)

Here is another piece that will be part of the group show at Couturier Gallery in the end of December. The outer side of the frame measures: 10.5" x 10.5" (25cm x...

Turning Point (A new papercut)

I wanted to share pictures of my latest papercut with you. The title is: Turning Point This piece will be part of a group exhibition at my gallery here in Los Angeles. The show opens in December. I will give you more details about this show soon. Maybe you want to...

Latest Work (designs for 2 book covers)

h h I've been lucky to be involved in the design of two different book covers: One of the books is a special edition of Eva luna by Isabel Allende. (Penguin Books) The other one is about contemporary paper artists (by Chronicle Books) I'm extremely honored to be also...

Good Morning Birdie

Here is a sweet girl greeting her tiny bird in the morning. The first picture looks flat because it is a scan, but the way the piece looks in person is like in the last 2 pictures. The paper was embossed from the back with my wooden tools to achieve that nice volume....

Por Dentro.

k I am very excited about sharing this piece with you. It took me a long time (months) to finish it but I am so pleased with the final result. This year I have been doing lots of meditation, reading and thinking about emotional growth. Then, I felt inspired to create...

Paper Fur 🙂

I love the way the "fur" came out in this piece.  I had to pock soooooooo many little holes on the paper to create this effect! But I am happy that I did it. I think that it adds so much dimension to the surface. The two pictures above make me smile 🙂 Because the...

Desenredar las Manos

This is a papercut-drawing that I created last year but I think I never shared in this blog. It's now owned by someone very special, I gave it to her as a...

Flying Girl.

It has been sooo long since the last time I posted a new papercut! But here I am with a new piece. I had the best time cutting it. At some point I felt as if I was the flying girl herself. All my best! Elsita 🙂 (I just listed this piece on Etsy) (SOLD...

New Zealand Book Council – Going West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_jyXJTlrH0 I just had to post this paper animation because it is absolutely remarkable. I got the link from Lina. Thank you so much, Lina! I can only imagine the amount of work that this short required. After seeing all the expressive...

Extrait de ‹ Les Trois Inventeurs ›

Isn't this paper animation amazing? This is a short film by Michel Ocelot. It was completed when I was only 8 years old (1979). How about the music? I think that it is mesmerizing. I wish that I could watch the entire movie! I won't stop until I find the DVD, I...

Open Head

  If you're in Los Angeles, California in September of 2009, please stop by Couturier Gallery to see my show...

Missing Thoughts

This piece will also be part of my Sept....

Cycle of the Tree

And here is another finished piece for my Sept. show. I still have some more pieces to share with you. I am working hard to finish everything for the show as planned :)...

El Corazon (Heart)

  (This piece has been already sold out but you will be able to see at  Couturier Gallery in Sept. 2009 - Reception on Sept. 12 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) I remember reading something like this somewhere: "The heart is the only broken instrument that works" I liked this...

Papercut Tutorial

* Hello there! After several testings, I have finally put together a few sets of  DIY papercut patterns on my Etsy shop.  Update → I closed my Etsy store years ago, but I decided to make all of my patterns available to everyone for free. You can find them here. This...

Book Review.

Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut is a wonderful new book that I was sooo happy to receive recently! Nothing makes me more excited than a new book about paper and this one is really special. Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut focuses on all aspects of paper...

Bird Return

Hello my friend! This is the first piece of a group that I will be sharing with you in this blog, I am still taking pictures 🙂 They are all for my solo show at Couturier Gallery here in Los Angeles in Sept 2009. Is there any idea that comes to your mind about the...

Mary Had a Little Lamb, la la la 🙂

The nursery rhyme was first published as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830, and was inspired by an actual incident. As a girl, Mary Sawyer (later Mrs. Mary Tyler) kept a pet lamb, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her...

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