Don’t Throw Those Out….September 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Posted in News | 4 Comments
Because now it’s … toilet-paper-roll sculptures! According to the Daily Mail:
“French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet, 30, who describes himself as a ‘creator and sculptor in paper’, then mounts his creation on steel stands and sets them loose on the art-buying world.
“The Parisian artist said his passion for paper started with school origami classes and he now takes inspiration from the unique characteristics of cardboard.
“He said: ‘I first concentrate on the construction of the eyes, then the nose, then the mouth and then the entire expression. I am trying to create funny and jovial expressions and will keep working on my technique because there is no limit to experimentation. I started to get interested in origami techniques when I was 14. At school the teacher gave us origami models to build ourselves. My connection with origami was immediate and I quickly understood that you could take it a long way from a single sheet of paper. I have perfected my technique since then. I work with every sort of paper and believe every type has its own personality. In the end, every mask is unique.'”