Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Randomness--Kirigami

Edit:  Although this post receives more views week after week than practically any other post I make, nobody has left a comment to say hello, to introduce themselves.  So I am saying "Hello, my name is Satia and I'm happy you dropped by."  

A few weeks ago I shared a collection of images for paper embroidery. Then I saw a book on paper architecture and I was so excited by it that I started looking online for kirigami and paper creations that . . . well, I think they are quite lovely and inspiring.

Kirigami

http://rhodiadrive.com/2007/11/13/kirigami/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilzabubba/sets/72157594397038216/

Hans Christian Andersen apparently was fond of cutting paper designs which often incorporated images of ballet dancers, swans, and skulls.  Just a bit of trivia for your day.

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http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/look/free-diy-kirigami-greetings-cards-patterns-070445
http://marivi_10.tripod.com/patterns3-new.html

Kanako Yaguchi’s Kirigami: Delightful Forms of Cut Paper

http://pingmag.jp/2008/08/28/kanako-yaguchi/

For the record, many of the sites from which I am copying these images (with the link immediately below) have many other beautiful examples so you really should visit these sites if you like what you see here.



http://akirampage.blogspot.com/2009/08/kirigami.html

Kirigami1

http://apps.lemonsoap.net/Blog/?c=Craft&p=1



http://emerlyearts.blogspot.com/2009/11/star-angels-kirigami-mandalas.html

Check these out as well
http://marivi_10.tripod.com/gaudi-gallery.html
http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=kirigami&search_type=handmade

2 comments:

  1. Hi Satia!!!! thank you for share this art with us....... greetings from Colombia

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    1. Thank you, Wilmar. I need to update this post, I see. Some of the images seem to be gone.

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