Monday, March 31, 2008

Stephanie DeArmond

I first saw Stephanie's work at the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll in Atlanta. I'm moving home to London next week and this is one of the main events which I will be sorry to leave behind. You can see more of Stephanie's work here.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

I love Regina Spektor...

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... and I love her video for Samson.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Adding to my list of paper artists...

I love Cara Barer's book works, they're so raw. She soaks the books in water to give them a "new shape and purpose". Cara mentions on her website that no important books are damaged during the making of her works, an issue I want to address later this week. While researching some of the artists on this list, I have noticed that many people take great offense to the cutting up of old books. I find this odd... anyway, more on that issue to come.

These pieces are by Abelardo Morell... ugh... delicious!

Monday, March 24, 2008


I desperately want this alphabet pop-up book by Marion Bataille.

Zena Holloway

I wish I had found Zena Holloway's work (bottom) during my Master's degree.
It captures exactly the atmosphere I was trying to create when working on my Book Disintegrating in Caustic Soda series (top).

Yuyeng Chan - Orifice Series

I found this unsettling but beautiful collection of jewelery on an amazing website called NOTCOT, which I spent HOURS flicking through this weekend. Is everyone else familiar with NOTCOT and I'm just so behind the times? Yuyeng Chan's website.


Urinals designed by Massimiliano De Falco. That's all I can find about them, but aren't they great, and paperish!

Alphabet Paper Clips

These fantastic paper clips, designed by Stephen Reed, can be used to file documents in alphabetical order, or to spell a word.

Look at these stunning pieces of porcelain by Makoto Komatsu. There are more ingenious designs on Makoto's website.

Friday, March 21, 2008

I just found this lovely animation by Javan Ivey. You can find out more about this piece, and more of Javan's work here.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fore-edge Painting

I came across this while reading about Brian Dettmer's work. Some of the books on this site look like they simply have gild edges, but as you start flicking through them an image is revealed. I like the idea of having a hidden image or text which is only revealed through interaction with the book. Worth a look! (Here.)

Brian Dettmer - Book Autopsies

Look at what I cam across today! Aren't they complex and intriguing? You can see more images of Brian's work here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stumble Upon.

I have been glued to my computer since discovering Stumble Upon. Oh my goodness is it addictive. These are a few of the sites I have particularly enjoyed so far: I could play on this site for hours. Use your mouse to make a Pollock style painting. That description doesn't do it justice, just try it... you won't be sorry! If you like you can call me sad but I LOVE cats and this had me giggling until I felt sick. Literally! This site is documenting a book which was posted between four artists in the USA and Ireland. Each artist designed a page and then sent it on. I've seen things like this before but I really like the style of this one, and the site is very interesting.

More beautiful Etsy art.

I came across the work of Jen Swearington yesterday evening. I particularly like her Peepshow Tunnel Books. Take a look her her shop, Jenny Threads.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Etsy things I really want... hint hint...

I have been interested in architectural/road plans and diagrams since I was little, when my Dad brought them home for me to colour in. I find the delicate, brittle paper and fine lines, numbers and mark-making quite beautiful. I have also loved moths and insects since I discovered one of my favourite artist's books, Night Flyers by Joseph Scheer. So, Tricia McKellar's Plans and Diagrams series are a perfect fusion of loveliness, for me. I also think her bird prints are wonderfully haunting and mysterious. 

Romance on Ice rubber bracelet from The Girl with a Curl... how unusual! And I love her use of colour.

I just love these quirky lampwork beads by Djinn Glass . I have been admiring the gummi bears for ages. 

Some new work in my Etsy shop

I have just listed a set of five simple but pretty note cards in my Etsy shop. They are collages of photographs of the city, pieces of paper, stitching and gold paint. 

A couple of old sketchbook drawings...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I hate onions, but they're so pretty...

So I took some photos. I cut this one in half yesterday morning and by the evening, the central parts of the rings had pushed out like little towers. How beautiful!

Friday, March 14, 2008

I made some cupcakes.

Aren't they pretty? I couldn't resist posting them. 

A list of popular paper artists to take a look at...

Emily Morris

Ellen Gallagher

Richard Sweeney

Georgina Russell

Robert Ryan

Y Nishimura

Stefana Mcclure

Laura Cooperman

Su Blackwell

Chris Natrop

Peter Callesen

Jen Stark

I'm going to be posting some more of my own work in progress during this coming week. Please check back!