Ben Courtney is the chief scalpelsmith at Pork Chops Paper Cuts who transforms the humble piece of paper into something quite magical and beautiful, with almost impossible intricacy.
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Only Paper & Muji scissors
BY KEIKO TSUJI
@ VOL 52
ON MAY 28, 2008
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!
Light and Coloured Paper Art
BY JILLIAN ELDRIDGE
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 27, 2013
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.
A Paper Tale
BY JACKY CHENG
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 07, 2015
"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.
My Paper Cut "Kirie"
BY NAOYUKI ISHIGA
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 04, 2016
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.
Paper Making in Japan
BY REBECCA PRY
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 25, 2017
"They gave us certificates of mastering the art of paper making but then they quickly clarified that we didn't actually master it because it takes years to do so..."
In "Paper Making in Japan" from PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 1, Rebecca Pry shares her story of how she learned to make traditional Japanese paper, washi, while at the Awagami paper making factory in Tokushima, Japan.
Rebecca is a young artist living and working in Warwick, NY. Her work is heavily inspired by the patterns and imagery created by nature and her surroundings. Her designs have been published in books and magazines and have been printed on apparel, accessories, home goods, and stationery.
The Fine Art of Paper Conservation
"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."
In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.