Blackwell’s process to create her enchanting paper sculptures starts when she gets a second-hand book. She then reads it and chooses a scene or a word that inspires her.
After sketching her ideas, she cuts out the pages of the book until her artwork emerges from the book itself. Using a scalpel she cuts and glues the pages of books to create miniature and amazing landscapes glowing inside glass boxes. Most of her works are monochromatic and rich in details.
The beautiful art pieces are being shown inside this little wood houses…
Each piece invites you to contemplation…
“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.”
-Su Blackwell, 2007 (Extract from Official Website)
Simply beautiful ♡
I’d like to thank Pola Museum’s staff who kindly let me shoot this amazing exhibition… ありがとうございます!!
And a big thanks to my dear friend Emiko for letting me know about this beautiful exhibition, ありがとう!
How to get there? (Map Via Pola Museum)
“Dwelling” by Su Blackwell – Pola Museum Annex: 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Closest Station: Ginza Station (Hibiya & Ginza Lines) Ginza-itchome Station (Yurakucho Line); Yurakucho Station (JR lines). Entrance FREE – Photography inside the gallery is OK! – Ends on June 14, 2015
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