Thursday, March 31, 2016

Papier Mâché

Artists aren't really people. I'm actually 40 per cent papier mâché.

If you prefer not to get gooey, playing around with papier mâché might not be for you (I actually like the feel of it squishing in my hands), but you can enjoy this wide variety of papier mâché sculptures and keep your hands clean. Check out this video of a papier mâché artist's studio first, though. Fantastic, isn't it?

Salamandra Ciempiés
photo by David Cabrera

Mardi Gras 2015
by Kevin O'Mara

Figur des Peter Altenberg im Café Central in Wien
photo by Andreas Faessler

India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, circa 1800-1850

Herzog Ernst I, wohl Ludwigslust um 1800, Schlossmuseum Gotha
photo by Concord

Armchair in the shape of Cyrillic letter “Д”
photo by Irina Melnikova

Viareggio Tuscany Carnevale 2015
photo by Studios

Lots of papier mâché tutorials here and here.


Pop said...

First...great quote by Morrissey. :-)

The video was great, too. Melanie Bourlon is a wonderful artist. If I hadn't actually seen her work with paper, I would have thought she was working with clay. (And it was neat seeing all the critters roaming around her studio.)

Can't choose a favorite amongst your examples...they're all good. But I have to say that the dinosaur boogles the mind!

Retta said...

What a wonderfully enchanting video!!

-blessed holy socks said...

Isn't that precisely what o'BOMBa doing? Indifference?

Need some new fangled thots, ideers, names? "Step right up, laddy!!" cries the carnival barker: if I'm a sower, we plant the Seed; if I'm an artist, we write the Word:

I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET any moe curly, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girl passed-away at 17.

"Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3

Here's what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

Go git'm, girl. You're incredible.
See you Upstairs...
I won't be joining'm in da nasty Abyss

PS While nobody is as brilliant as Dean Koontz, the absolute one thang nobody else possesses is YOU. So if ya need names, too, I gotta lotta cool ones. Lemme gonna gitcha started:

Oak Woods, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, China Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Sophie Sharp, Gloria Hood, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark ...

God blessa youse
-Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL