Posts Tagged ‘paper’
“These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time. I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section.”
“Life is a relationship with fleetingness, and Death: a magazine for the enthusiast and non-enthusiast alike is a bi-annual magazine that speaks to this; a curated journal asking writers and visual artists to address the topic however they wish, in whatever tone. What is it, and – if I care – why do I care?”
[via lost at e minor]
“Chirply is a community of artists and design lovers that want to make better stuff through better design. The community collectively decides what the best submitted designs are, and then those designs are made into things we use everyday like greeting cards, notebooks, and wrapping paper!”
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