Typographic ‘Paper’ Sculptures
Typographic Sculptures Carved on Post Consumer Paper
These typographic sculptures are made from 80gsm 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, and are the work of a Sydney-based freelance designer Bianca Chang, who is also a paper artist part time. According to her, something like this can transform a typically disposable medium into a long term piece of art, minimizing the impact of paper consumption. The series is composed of letter A, T, O and V.
Each letter is carved on multiple sheets of stacked paper – typically 180-200 sheets in each piece – and is completely hand-cut.
Here’s the a little description in the artist’s own words:
I started cutting paper towards the end of last year. At the time I was working in the branded environments team of a Sydney design studio and was inspired by the beautiful simplicity of tone on tone signage and the shadow play of 3 dimensional letterforms as the lighting changed around them. I wanted to re-create this effect with paper – its a material that I’ve always loved working with as a print designer – it’s so beautifully tactile and simple but is often too easy discarded. I wanted to create work in paper that had a sense of permanence. And I think this permanence is imbued within each letter because of the time invested in each piece.
The letters are made by hand-cutting their outlines out on multiple sheets of stacked paper.
There is typically 180-200 sheets in each piece. Usually the fill rotates with each layer to create a sweeping gradient – this is integral in generating a smooth internal form. The sculptures are made from 80gsm 100% post consumer waste recycled paper in order to minimise the impacts of my paper consumption – in this way I can consciously transform a typically disposable medium into a long term piece of art.
All pieces so far are made to order. Of course, as a designer I’m still growing. Eventually I plan to explore cutting coloured/printed paper with the grand aim of creating 3 dimensional posters – not just single letters.
Artist – Bianca Chang www.biancachang.com (Thank You!)