11 Oct

Taking Form in Paper

I am very pleased with how well my show at Port Moody Arts Centre came together within the Cabinet of Curiosity when I installed it last week. I’d been struggling a bit with envisioning how my selection of folded altered books, paper cut work, three dimensional paper constructs, and more, were going to hang together. But it works rather well. Unfortunately I have yet to take proper photos of the whole installation to share with you.

What I do have to share are the two snap shots I took during the opening. This loopy paper form is constructed from strips of topographic maps rolled, folded, and taped together into one long strip. I decided to make it the day before we installed the show because I wanted to include one more three dimensional piece.

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I was inspired by a tutorial I found on a craft blog because I am always looking for fresh ideas of working with paper. I feel like I still have a staggering amount to learn.

© Rachael Ashe