June 26, 2008

creativity beyond boundaries


Looking back

White Hand

The short distance between time & shadow

Impenetrable castle

Little Erected Ruin

18,2 cm Tall Tower of Babel
Wedding Dress Without Bride

Down the River

Distant wish
Halfway Through


firstly i want to say thanks to adam for introducing me to this website ^^. i was in such an 'aweeeesome!!!' mode when i saw these great artworks & also making my hands itched... ahaaa i would love to try it. maybe when i have the free time ;P. well anyway i want to share with u guys this cool-jawdropping masterpieces that were made of only a plain A4 size paper and glue.

the artist Peter Callesen, find the A4 sheet of paper interesting to work with because it's so common that people rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. The thin white paper also gives the paper sculptures a fragility which underlines the tragic and romantic theme of the works. his (long T_T) quotes :

"My paper works have lately been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost as a magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts. Some of the small paper cuts relate to a universe of fairy tales and romanticism, as for instance "Impenetrable Castle" inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", in which a tin soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina, living in a paper castle. Other paper cuts are small dramas in which small figures are lost within and threatened by the huge powerful nature. Others again are turning the inside out, or letting the front and the back of the paper meet - dealing with impossibility, illusions, and reflections."

want to see more of it??? click here


Fatin Shaza said...


Lawa giler!

Untuk wat model tu, orang tu guna apa yg dier potong dr kertas tu je?

Atau tambah2 skit ar?

Syima said...

only plain a4 paper... damn nice kan??? huhuhuhuu

Fatin Shaza said...


Hehe... x sabar nak gi genting.

Syima said...

yup yup!! ^^

curseshadow said...

wah.. very nice.. sangat teliti.. salam kenal.

Syima said...