A Sheet of Paper Casts a Shadow

A Sheet of Paper Casts a Shadow

© Vaishali Chudasama and Nayan Shrimali, A Tailorbird

The Sunday Paper #427

August 28, 2022

I hosted the Red Cliff Paper Retreat this past week in my Colorado studio. What a delight to meet in person after a 2-year hiatus. This was my 7th retreat with several who have attended multiple retreats and many newbies. We had such a lovely time weaving paper, making paper, and spending time with a group of kindred creatives from around the country.


This looks interesting! San Francisco-based Telematic Media Arts is hosting an exhibition  of animated films by artists who work with paint, paper, drawing, cut-out collage, and sculpture, producing time-based, moving image works.

Selina Trepp, Virtual Exhibition, 2021, video still.


This artist duo is creating an ongoing series of 100 miniature paper artworks, marking the importance of and appreciation for pollinators and all kinds of natural creatures.

© Vaishali Chudasama and Nayan Shrimali, A Tailorbird


Oh my gosh! Check out these shadows on paper that inspire fun illustrations by Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal.

As seen on My Modern Met.


“A Sheet of Paper Casts a Shadow” is a conceptual show of paper art opening on September 16th at Alexander Gray Associates in Germantown, NY. The exhibition features the work of Ricardo Brey, Luis Camnitzer, Melvin Edwards, Harmony Hammond, Jennie C. Jones, and Betty Parsons.


Paper Tidbits:


I’m featuring one-sheet wonders here on the blog, since the projects my new book, The Art of Papercraft, fall into that category. I’d love to feature your one-sheet wonders!

This past week, I received a touching note from Heather Finlay-Morreale, along with several images (She’s made all of the projects in The Art of Papercraft)!

I wanted to write to thank you for sharing your gift with the world. I have an autoimmune neuro illness and have been really sick. I am mostly stuck at home and have been really depressed at a recent worsening. Crafts and art is a major distraction, joy, and way for me to create and find meaning but I was in a roadblock/writer’s block. I went to the library and signed out an armful of arts/crafts books one of which was The Art of Papercraft. I think I have made all the items from that book by now. It pulled me out of that depressed rut.

Dudleya Succulent (design by Janna Willoughby-Lohr), Floral Lantern, Pop-Up Alphabet

In the Studio:

As I mentioned above, I spent the week teaching at the Red Cliff Paper Retreat. One of the participants, Dell Combs, took this great panorama shot of my studio. It makes it look so big!


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