Florida Mangroves 2012
I'm obsessed with paper art. So much that I taught it to my students. I started making my paper doll shadow boxes back in October of 2011. I was creating paper dolls inspired by my whimsical kooky characters and just wanted more. Sure paper dolls are fun but they lack adventure. Which inspired me to create my shadow boxes in which my paper dolls command the scene. Each main character moveable and poseable so the scene is always changing and the viewer is in control and actually asked to touch the art a taboo act in the art world.
While making my shadow boxes I became curious about the world of paper art. It was something I had never looked into before and there are some crazy talented paper artists in this world. I stumbled upon the book PUSH by Jamie Zollars. Jamie Zollars also has a blog soley dedicated to paper http://paperforest.blogspot.com/ which will not take such a hit on your wallet and you can view many of the same artist featured in PUSH.
Peter Callesen my favorite is unbelieveable he turns a boring white single sheet of paper into a masterpiece. Whether it be a skeleton sitting on a chair, a humming bird flying closely over a flower or a detailed castle with fallen bricks they are all individually amazing.
**I do apologize for any grammar issues within this post or the many that follow. I am much more comfortable with a paint brush in my hands where I can paint my feelings. Writting has never been my strength so many apologies for what may come.****