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Artist Donna Ruff works with old books, papers and drawings – and even uses discarded pages of The New York Times for her ornately pierced pieces. She methodically cuts and burns all of her pieces by hand, leaving traces of lace and delicate patterns reminiscent of calligraphy and natural forms.
Recycled Paper Sculptural Installations by Susan Benarcik
For sculptural installation artist Susan Benarcik, old newspapers and recycled papers are precious materials for her tactile sculptural pieces and evocative wall treatments. Benarcik searches for evidence of life in the most basic organic materials and then cleverly alchemizes these finds into assemblages of deep patterning and hypnotic rhythm.
paper arts | karen margolis
KAREN MARGOLIS, the enso, japanese for circle, is my inspiration for imagery. it is a sacred symbol in zen buddhism, embodying infinity and perfection. i am very attracted to this mystical aspect as well as its paradox of imperfection; and use the circle, reinterpreted in both positive and negative space, as shared language connecting body to mind. in a struggle over demolition and development, my art making involves two distinctly opposing procedures: burning holes in material and construct...