Lisa Nilsson Pushes the Boundaries of Making Art with Paper #ArtTuesday
Quilling is the technique of rolling thin strips of paper into coils, and then nudging them into shape. Here’s more on this amazing work by Lisa Nilsson, from COLOSSAL:
Lisa Nilsson has spent years perfecting a technique known as quilling in which thin strips of paper are rolled into coils and then pinched and nudged into shape in a process she likens to completing a puzzle. With a history thought to extend back to Ancient Egypt, the practice rose to more recent popularity in 18th century Europe. Narrow edges of gilt book pages were a popular material, creating metallic surfaces when rolled into place. In her most recent work, “Grand Jardin,” Nilsson has expanded upon this traditional method by building up more dense applications of the medium and assembling on a much bigger scale. Combining shimmering gold pieces with vivid hues of Japanese mulberry paper across the surface, the ubiquitous material transforms into a remarkable topography.
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