09 Sep

Making Work with Chiyogami Paper from The Paper Place

I was invited to participate in an upcoming show with the Paper Place in Toronto to celebrate their tenth anniversary. They are supplying the same type of Chiyogami paper to ten artists to create work in any way they choose.

I don’t typically use patterned paper in my work so I was a little worried about coming up with ideas. I decided to create a piece combining 3D sculptural pieces with 2D paper cut elements. Of course I ended up making more pyramids with the chiyogami paper.

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The finished piece is 12″ x 12″ inside a cradle panel. The pyramids are about 2″ high and there are twenty-four of them altogether. It’s an experimental piece for me, but I like it.

This will be on display in Toronto this October. I’ll share more about the show when I have additional details.

© Rachael Ashe