Friday, October 26, 2007

Laura Cooperman

Laura Cooperman's cut paper work is technical, beautiful and elegant. Born in Cleveland into a family of architects, Cooperman spent her childhood creating elaborate structures, floor plans, and meticulous arrangements out of household items. Later, she attended school for painting and found herself engrossed in paper cutting (for the obsessive compulsive in her). Her work has been on display in many smaller galleries. I think we'll be seeing much more of her work as she is planning to travel to China to study the traditional art of Chinese paper cutting and to document and interpret the effects of urban renewal in Beijing through her cut paper overlays.

(The first one is a dishwasher. I adore it..)

Monday, October 15, 2007

DQ Books

DQ Books is an interactive, online art collaboration project featuring drawings from various international artists on a single, shared theme and technique in an impromptu narration. I often work better under fixed guidelines, so this project appeals to me. Even with all the rules in place, the results can be pretty unexpected. There's also a little soundscape to accompany each book on the site. My personal favorite is "Where's the Party?"