web analytics

Tag Archives: paper

damuse is back with ana wili highfield’s torn paper sculptures

I’m back and ready for the Fall season with much more to share, including new things on the horizon for Daily Art Muse, so keep a close watch on this page. This morning’s artist shows us that when we are driven to make, our creativity transforms even the most simple material.


Black Fronted Dotterel
6.3 x 7.9 x 3.5″
ink, water color, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block

One day when Ana-Wili Highfield was pregnant, she was struck with the urge to create something for her unborn daughter. A piece of cotton paper was nearby which she colored, tore into pieces, and fashioned into a sweet Fairy Wren. That was just the beginning for the Sydney based artist, who graduated from art school and worked as a scenic artist for Opera Australia before striking a chord with her paper sculptures. The video clip below is a charming glimpse of the artist in her studio. More images and a great article here.

ink, water color, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber plinth
27.6 x 31.5 x 13″

Brumby on a Block
ink, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, timber block
28.7 x 28.3 x 7.9″

The artist with her work


viviana santamarina: graphite and paper

Substituting pencils for crochet hooks allows Viviana Santamarina to leave traces of graphite as she crochets thin paper strips, adding one more interesting element to her collection of figurative sculptures.

[nonmember]This archived post is for Members Only. Click here to become a member or to get a one day pass. If you are a member, please login to view the post. [/nonmember] [private_archives]

One Stitch at a Time

Encircling The Void

Santamarina’s website is under construction and not fully functional but her blog has more than two dozen images of the sculptures.


Once Upon A Time


I really appreciate the low-tech aspect of this work – we are often seduced by tools and techniques – Santamarina reminds us that humble tools and basic techniques are more than enough. [/private_archives]

danielle bodine’s paper covered baskets and news from damuse

Danielle Bodine uses traditional basket techniques and found objects to create the lush, paper covered basket forms seen here. Bodine, a textile artist for 30 years, casts paper on the baskets then adds texture by stitching, collaging and burning with a wood burning tool.

[nonmember]This archived post is for Members Only. Click here to become a member or to get a one day pass. If you are a member, please login to view the post. [/nonmember] [private_archives]

Schroon Lake Melody, 36″ x 7″ x 6″
Mulberry papers cast on basket, removed and reformed into instrument shape.
Painted, printed, and collaged with prints.
Cane, screws, waxed linen attached.

Song of Flight, 19″ x 5″ x 4″,
mulberry papers, Japanese clippers, waxed linen

Mio’s Song, 43″ x 7″ x 3 ”
cast mulberry papers on bamboo basket, plastic gas funnel, and coiled basket, metal clippers, tool, screws, waxed linen


Images from Jane Sauer Gallery.  See more of Bodine’s baskets there.

Coming soon from daMuse

When I write about an artist I try to make sure there is a central location to send readers – a place where you can see the full body of work, learn more about the artist behind the art, discover where the work is being shown, get all the latest news…and more.

I came across an image of Bodine’s sculptural baskets during my daily research for DAM and knew immediately that I wanted to share her work, but I couldn’t find a website for the artist. A little digging came up with individual images on different sites and a few galleries showing small collections of the work, an article about her (beautiful) home and a reference to a workshop she taught.

In the end, the images of Bodine’s work on the Jane Sauer Gallery website were compelling enough for me to share with DAM readers (nice job Jane!), but I still wanted to know more, see more, learn more…and so do customers, collectors, galleries and prospective students.

I am getting ready to launch a new service to help artists develop a better web presence. If you are selling your art or are thinking of selling your art, a solid web identity is an important part of a good marketing strategy. Does this feel like an overwhelming, daunting task? Don’t worry – daMuse is here to help!

Whether you have a website that needs a makeover or are just beginning to think about a website design, watch this space for more information…coming soon.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...