I’m back after three weeks away – I have emails to answer, phone calls to make, pictures to upload…it’s going to be a busy day.
[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]While I’m getting organized take a look at Toronto artist Cybele Young’s finely detailed paper sculptures. Using Japanese washi paper – much of it printed with the artist’s copperplate etchings – Young sculpts snippets of domestic life. She is captivated by the fleeting moments of the every day, and manages to bring a childlike whimsy into a body of work that is adult and highly skilled. Poetic. Click on the images to see them full sized.
Shape Image, Japanese paper
Where’s My List?, Japanese Paper, 7 x 2 x 1
But I’m Looking This Way, Japanese paper, 6 x 7 x 1
I Thought I Heard Something, Japanese Paper, 8 x 7 x 2
I Found It Over There, Japanese Paper, 8 x 10 x 1
Neurartic has a fascinating post about the artist – an excerpt appears below – read the full post here.
“She depicts quotidian objects in odd juxtaposition: Chestnut husks on a milk carton, a shopping cart rising skyward courtesy of a hot air balloon, a view camera pointing at a circa 1975 office chair on wheels. These are familiar tactics to the mnemonist who is able to remember long lists of unrelated items by making visual images that link them together a very personal and idiosyncratic fashion. The artist is building and rebuilding an internal lexicon. We viewers are invited to read along with her and make our own connections. The work comes from that place where where episodic memory meets semantic memory.”
This video is a compilation of 39 Japanese paper sculptures “individually animated through articulation before framed as one piece.”