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Did you catch the paper holiday decorations at The White House? Jen Lange created four Dioramas made from paper cutouts depicting winter scenes, which served as centerpieces on the mantels in the room. Lange and Colleen Christian Burke also incorporated paper art into 45 book ornaments for the trees, which the Montclair Public Library and the Glen Ridge Library both generously donated.
If you find yourself in Tasmania in the next couple of weeks, check out the current exhibition at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Paper Garments for the Grave features the work of ten Tasmanian paper artists who designed and made paper garments following six months of conversations, exploring community, death, dying loss and grief. And while you’re in Burnie, don’t miss Creative Paper Tasmania and the Maker’s Workshop (both in the same location).
Hand papermaking has been continuous for centuries in some parts of the world and it is being pushed as a contemporary art medium in others. But in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, the tradition is being revived after industrialization wiped it out.
Learn about the mapping of the human genome through origami:
What can you do with 12,000 paper cups? Click here to see what students of College of Architecture Trivandrum created.
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!