The Popular Edge, Pop-Up and Book Arts News

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

Advertisements

October 30, 2009

Pop-Up Artist visits Pop-Up Collector

Filed under: books, paper engineering, pop-up books — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 5:56 am
Carol Barton visiting Corrie Allegro
On her recent teaching trip to Australia, artist and paper engineer Carol Barton spent an evening viewing some of the wonderful books in collector Corrie Allegro’s extensive pop-up collection. A graphic designer, Corrie has been assembling his collection of over 3,500 pop-ups for the past 30 years. He owns some real gems, including several historic lift-up flap anatomy books and original 19th-century books by Lothar Meggendorfer. Corrie was recently featured on Australia’s popular TV show “The Collectors.” To view the video, click here.
Anatomie En PhysiologieModell eines lenkbaren Luftschiffes

Blog at WordPress.com.