Tag Archives: sculpture

Paper Animals, Take 3

8 Apr

Liam alerted me to these fantastic animal sculptures I just had to share. Anna-Wili Highfield, a Sydney based artist, makes these wonders out of archival cotton paper that is painted and then sewn together. She also makes animals out of copper pipe.

And this guy’s for my friend Chris, who is half man/half panda 🙂

Ok, that was the last of the paper pets, I promise! On to a new theme!


Book Surgery

22 Mar

I’m totally blown away by these intricately beautiful works by Brian Dettmer, a Chicago-born, Atlanta-based artist. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, he dissects one page at a time, not relocating or implanting anything from inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, and dictionaries, only removing pieces.

“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception,” Dettmer explains.

Paper Pets

5 Jan

I missed the quirky installation by Akane Takayama last year. Dog Sculpture moved from one park to another in London and I didn’t catch a single one of them. Luckily for me, Chikako who works as our Visual Merchandiser contacted Akane as she had an idea for our Christmas window display. She wanted to make cardboard reindeer! And now that Christmas is over, I am taking home one of our acorn cup print reindeer (christened him Mr Humphrey)! Soon I too, can take my paper pet out to pubs and for walkabouts!

You, too can make yourself a Mr Humphrey or a Gerald. He is the product of the collaboration between Richard Sweeney and Lazerian. This is him at a photo shoot:

Gerald is also available in other coats such as the one below here:

Paper pets. The commitment-free substitute to having real pets.

Bye Bye Rainbow

15 Nov

The New Museum is a few blocks from my apartment and ever since I’ve been living in New York the building’s facade has boasted Ugo Rondinone’s luminous and happy rainbow spelling out the enthusiastic words “Hell, Yes!”

Today I was saddened to see that this sculpture was replaced by a 30-foot steel and lacquer Rose sculpture by Isa Genzken (worth a million dollars!). Change is good though, I guess. And I have always had a fondness for over-sized objects… Maybe I can learn to love it.