What Maud Vantours does with paper and scissors is remarkable (though rock clearly feels left out). She is a 3D sculptor from France who works primarily in paper and fabric. Her work is mind-boggling in its depth, in its complexity, in its thoroughness, and in its precision. I cannot begin to imagine how much planning and effort goes into one of these pieces, but I’m so very glad that she does it.
Her géométrie series has echoes of Art Deco, her oscillations remind me of the seventies, and her spirales puts me in mind of the Sarlacc from Return of the Jedi. (Minus the teeth and the bad smells, obviously. The Sarlacc always struck me as one of the more rank movie monsters.)
I strongly suspect she makes one helluva mess making her art. I know I would be finding tiny bits of paper in strange places for years if I attempted to create even one of these masterpieces. I think I feel a Pinterest-fail-type project coming on . . .
Check out her website. She also does beautiful paper and fabric set design, has done some equally stunning editorial set design work, and even has a small line of lamps and personal accessories.
May 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm
May 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm
Aren’t they? I really do want to make my own, but I’m fairly certain I’d just make a mess and waste loads of paper.
May 16, 2014 at 5:25 am
I would say, give it a try. You may like it 🙂