Billowing Ruffles of Colorful Paper Sculptures Float Overhead

Delicate organic sculptures dance overhead in these captivating works by Netherland-based artist Peter Gentenaar. In many of his installations, the artist suspends his magnificent, large-scale paper pieces from the ceiling to create a surreal environment filled with abstract bursts of colorful clouds. The shapes and flowing gestures are reminiscent of organisms or cloth that is submerged in water.

Gentenaar’s passion for paper, and dissatisfaction with commercial papers, led him to develop his own system for paper production. With the help of Jo Persoon at the Royal Dutch Paper Factory, he learned to build his own beater that produces the kinds of long fiber papers that he prefers.

Each sheet of handmade paper is thin, but strong, and reinforced with ribs of bamboo. To develop each unique sculpture, Gentenaar begins with a two-dimensional sheet that he lays out and allows to dry. Over time, the paper shrinks by up to 40 percent, stretching and pulling at the bamboo frame and crunching into the unpredictable shapes that cascade throughout a space in a billowing ruffle of colors.

Peter Gentenaar’s website
via [V Magazine]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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