Have you heard of kirie paper art? The word “kirie” comes from the two Japanese kanji “kiri,” meaning cut, and “e,” meaning picture. It’s a Japanese art form originating in the 7th century, when Shinto shrines were decorated with intricately cut paper designs. Despite its ancient roots, kirie is still practiced today by some Japanese contemporary artists. An artist known as Erica on Twitter is one person who’s keeping the craft alive.
What can you create from a single sheet of paper?
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The beauty of written language is often captured within the pages of a book, though few people would consider a book to be a work of art in and of itself. However, for graphic designer Stephen Doyle, each book offers a unique canvas ripe for visual and textual exploration.
At first glance, these colorful creatures look like real, living birds and butterflies, but a closer look reveals that they’re...
Japanese artist Naoki Onogawa has been fascinated with the traditional art of origami since he was a child.
Artists around the world have proved that paper is more than a foundation for drawing. Its simple versatility makes it an ideal medium for all kinds of fantastical works, like tiny flowers and three-dimensional sculptures of birds. Now, viewers can admire the wide-ranging potential of paper in a new book published by Gingko Press.
It's incredible just how versatile paper can be.
The word collage derives from the French verb coller, or to glue.
Recreating a scene from a show or film with paper may seem like an impossible task, but artist Ben Charman proves it can be done to great effect. The London-based crafter discovered paper art in 2019 and has been building enchanting light boxes ever since. He finds inspiration for his creations in popular culture—taking inspiration from the likes of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars, Pokémon, and Stranger Things.
Based out of Vancouver, Canada, contemporary paper artist Tara Lee Bennett creates intricately crafted creations from tiny bits of paper.
Do you struggle to keep your houseplants alive? If so, perhaps you're better off caring for one crafted from paper.