Category paper art

The week I called Stanhope home: children workshops in a rural community

Last month I was invited to take part in a micro artist residency in Stanhope, a village not far from Durham, in the North of England. I was invited by Highlights, a scheme that involves around 80 villages in rural areas across Cumbria and County Durham & Northumberland bringing National and International shows, concerts, craft […]

Fischers Fritz fischt frische Fische

I am on my way back to UK after a long summer of travelling, exploring Scandinavian nature and learning German in Berlin. While investing what is left of my little grey cells in the excruciating task of memorizing German perfect tenses, I decided to use my time to experiment with Riso printing and acrylic laser cutting. My starting point was […]

My paper jungle visits Japan!

Yay! I have just found out that my submission has been accepted in the International Papercut Triennale in Minobu, Japan. I have recently been interested in representing natural ecosystems with paper. As it happens in nature, the most important element in a papercut is solidity and balance: everything needs to be linked together in a […]

Pulp Sections

Some days ago I have been lucky and quick enough to get a ticket to Morbid Anatomy Salon, an event organized by Wellcome Collection and Morbid Anatomy, a blog and museum in New York devoted to the exploration of art and medicine, death and culture.   Open Platform I was particularly intrigued by the anatomical Venus: an […]

Of Paper and Smoke: behind the scenes of a large scale papercut

When I arrived in Taiwan for my two months residency, I did not really know what to expect; I was actually quite nervous about my new project, and the limited amount of time I had to complete it. Inspiration First of all I had to come up with an idea. In the proposal I had […]

Guides to Elsewhere: transcendent travels

My brother travels a lot; he has been all around the world and he has a talent in changing flats, countries and time zones without losing his thirst for adventures. He also reads continuously; he devours books – he actually used to chew paper when he was a child and this must have somehow altered his DNA – […]

THE NIGHT LIFE OF FAIRY TALES

In March 2014 I was offered the opportunity to exhibit my work in the window display of Bookartbookshop, an independent artists’ book shop in Shoreditch, East London. I created Furry Tales, a two-metres-long paper light box with nine different cut out scenes from fairy tales and children stories. When the shutter was down at night, […]