if you attended a certain wedding with a certain drop down paper chandelier ceiling, you might be aware of the fact that i have a very special place in my heart reserved just for art installations. i know that ‘art installation’ is a pretty generic term, but chances are high if someone has creatively filled a space, then i’m going to be excited about it.
recently, dev and i can’t walk past an anthropologie store without going inside to inspect the window displays sneak photos of the details. you know, for that one day when we just have to construct a gigantic cascading ceiling of paper & wire coat hangers.
with this in mind, it was no surprise that i would fall head over heels for the artwork of yuko takada keller – a japanese paper artist who currently resides in denmark, and brooklyn based artist, tara donovan.
keller uses tracing paper as the main material for her artwork, because she says: “it creates a sense of transparency and etherealness”. i couldn’t agree more. aren’t these creations so delicate and pretty?
donovan also uses everyday materials for her beautiful, larger-than-life installations. in this new york times interview she says that the ideas behind her art are often “discovered in accidental ways”.
who knew paper plates could be so beautiful?