Hello, it’s Mr Yen here with my first paper goodies post all about butterflies, recycling and repetition.
I would like to introduce you to Rebecca Coles delicate paper artwork (if you haven’t already seen it) Rebecca creates sculptural art pieces using recycled pieces of paper, from old magazine pages to newspaper and coloured paper. Rebecca describes her work as “focusing on the assemblages of shapes with themes stemming from nature” with the materialisation of creating a three-dimensional decorative from from a flat, two-dimensional element. I can really appreciate this as a papercut artist myself and understand the excitement creating something from such a basic and delicate material.
Each tiny paper butterfly she creates is hand drawn and hand cut, then pinned down in a way reminiscent to the practice of entomology. As you can see in the photographs repetition and arrangement are important to Rebecca’s work and I feel this is what creates such an impact! The simplicity of the butterfly silhouettes mixed with the scientific display creates a beautiful composition – wouldn’t it be amazing to see a group of butterflies gathered together like this in real life?!
Mr Yen (also known as Jonathan Chapman) studied at Leeds College of Art and gained a BA HONS in Graphic Design. After leaving University in 2010 he had the opportunity to work on a few freelance design projects for companies such as Computer Arts Magazine and LYNX. In between freelance projects he creates hand cut papercut artwork that is for sale here. Visit him online at www.shop.mr-yen.com and mr-yen.blogspot.com.