Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Potted paper paradise

We are working on crafting some paper landscapes at the moment too. These pieces are inspired by traditional Chinese pen-jing, literally 'potted landscape'. Each landscape has two components: mountains and water, or shan-shui. Each shan-shui landscape is its own world. Not a representation. An actual world. In a pot.

 We made them out of paper because we like paper. And because paper is cheap, disposable and everyday: perfect for creating possibility, mystery and subtlety.

There's lots more to be done on these little guys so we'll be updating more soon! Here are some making of photos to look at in the meantime:

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