The Sunday Paper, 1 (17),

The Sunday Paper, 1 (17),

This dance review in the Wall Street Journal describes James Lee Byars’ piece called The Mile-Long Paper Walk, which was originally performed in 1965. The performance of this piece (as well as 4 other pieces by Byars) is taking place during a James Lee Byars retrospective at PS1 in Long Island City. 


Guess what the artist Junior Fritz Jacquet squished, twisted and pinched to make these unique expressive faces.


Yulia Brodskaya has developed some gorgeous and innovative ways of illustrating with paper as well as making art.


Many of you have seen this Sesame Street clip, but I share it about once a year (and this is the first time it is featured in The Sunday Paper). When I worked at Dieu Donné many years ago, I had the opportunity to work with a producer, Josh Selig, who put together this fun film about papermaking for Sesame Street. I love the soundtrack!

Check out this amazing solar panel prototype based on origami. 


About The Sunday Paper: They keep saying that paper will become obsolete, yet artists, craftspeople, designers and creatives are keeping it alive and well. A healthy number of people are even making paper by hand (in some cultures they are still using age-old traditions). How cool is that? The Sunday PAPER is a resource for ideas and inspiration, all having to do with this amazing material. Each Sunday, starting with this edition, I’ll bring you stories and examples of people doing exciting, innovative, and beautiful things with paper, as well as links to interesting paperfacts I’ve unearthed from around the globe. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this paper, Papier, papel, хартия, Papir,紙, Papper, פּאַפּיר… and don’t hesitate to click on the link to leave your comments and suggestions!


  1. Candy says:

    Helen, I really enjoy the Sunday Paper. It is such a joy to see all these great artists doing wonderful and innovative things with paper.