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Peter Callesen - Lately I have been working almost only with white paper in different objects, paper cut, installations and performances.
posted by bob sarabia (12 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Previously.
posted by ottereroticist at 5:51 PM on August 4, 2006


damnit
posted by bob sarabia at 6:04 PM on August 4, 2006


No, no, no, this is much more than that earlier post. This is awesome.
posted by jonson at 6:04 PM on August 4, 2006


Thanks for this bob sarabia, this totally made my day!
posted by jonson at 6:06 PM on August 4, 2006


Holy crap, this is excellent. Thanks.
posted by suckerpunch at 6:19 PM on August 4, 2006


This stuff is tremendous. Wow.
posted by cortex at 6:23 PM on August 4, 2006


As I said in that "previously" post, Peter Callesen's art is some of my favorite art ever. It makes my heart sing. Just my cup of visual magic. It's exquisite work.

I first fell in love with cut paper art years ago with Japanese cut paper architecture.

There are other paper art sites that are charming too, like BĂ©atrice Coron. It was from her site I learned that: The term "silhouette" originates from the name of Etienne de Silhouette, a Frenchman who was a finance minister to the Duke of Orleans. He was not the originator of this type of picture, but the French were apparently very impressed by his work: they came to refer to all works of this type by his name.

But Peter Callesen's art vastly transcends the geometry of origami architecture and the two dimensionality of silhouette images. It's sublime. So nice to know his website address and be able to return and savor his work. Thanks bob sarabia.
posted by nickyskye at 7:31 PM on August 4, 2006


Favorites among many, 1 and 2.
posted by nickyskye at 7:50 PM on August 4, 2006


Wow, that's beautiful stuff.
posted by musicinmybrain at 8:50 PM on August 4, 2006


Oh, the dexterity!
posted by Cranberry at 10:48 PM on August 4, 2006


beautiful stuff.
posted by jcruelty at 1:21 AM on August 5, 2006


thank you, these are beautiful!
posted by lw at 9:09 PM on August 6, 2006


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