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December 21, 2011

Paper Takes Flight

Filed under: paper crafts, paper engineering — Tags: , , — popularkinetics @ 8:57 pm

Torn paper often finds its way into the recycling bin (we hope). But Australian sculptor Anna-Wili Highfield uses it in another way by molding paper into her amazing bird and animal sculptures. Loosely painted, the paper pieces are sewn together into finished animal forms. Her sculptures have a light and airy feel that transcends the “deadness” of traditional taxidermy and evokes the thrill of watching creatures in motion. Anna-Wili worked as a scenic artist at the Opera Australia in Sydney before taking off in her sculptural career. To see more of her work, visit her web site, http://www.annawilihighfield.com/cgi1/index_Final.cgi

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1 Comment »

  1. Wow! That Seahorse looks a lot like one I made in steel in ’94 or ’95 . I also made one in bronze… very different. I’ve had that seahorse on my mind lately and have been contemplating doing one or many in paper….and voila! I see this one on your blog!

    Comment by Lauren Lev (@laurensculpts) — May 26, 2012 @ 11:02 pm


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