Armed with only a pair of Muji scissors and some paper, Keiko explains the Japanese art of 'kirie' or paper cutting. The presentation slowly unfolds showing how incredibly creative this art can be.
The presentation is in Japanese with some English, but the pictures say it all!
Thinking about the relationship of light and paper differently, Jillian Eldridge discovers an interesting and abstract form of art by using light and coloured paper that creates for an interesting use of shadows and reflected light. Listen as she uses this fusioned medium to talk about her artistic pieces introducing people and moths.
Charlene Asato joins us from the Big Island and has enjoyed creating with paper for many years. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form and artist’s books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy.
"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."
In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!
This was Presentation of the Day on August 6th, 2015.
Naoyuki Ishiga shares his passion outside of work: "kirie", a traditional craft of paper cutting, creating mesmerizing images of shadow and light. Pierce into his mind in this intriguing presentation showcasing some unique techniques of this beautiful art form.
"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..."
In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20, Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.
Best known for his elaborate, colorful paper sculptures, the artist Michael Velliquette will talk about his recent monochrome series. Velliquette hand cuts paper shapes and assembles them into complex forms akin to sacred architecture and three-dimensional mandalas. The formal symmetry, balance, and order of these works are meant to evoke a sense of visual equanimity. Velliquette forgoes his prior use of vibrant color, instead employing an emotionally restrained palette of pastels and neutrals. Beginner’s Mind refers to an approach to living without preconception—a sensibility that characterizes the skillfully simple posture Velliquette brings to his new work.