Sunday, 27 November 2011

Mechanical Devices Sculpted from Salvaged Paper

Mechanical Devices Sculpted from Salvaged Paper

Jennifer Collier makes cameras, telephones, typewriters, shoes and bags made from old magazines, postcards, maps, guides to household appliances, etc. Lives and works in London.By bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching, Collier creates unique paper works that resemble antique, vintage and hand-crafted fabrics.

‘The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for my work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms,’ says Collier. ‘I tend to find items then investigate a way in which they can be reused and transformed; giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away.’

The paper is treated as if it cloth, so her stitching is always visible, combining the traditional with the contemporary kitsch.

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