kirsten hassenfeld paper sculpture

posted by the scholar on January 31st, 2008
filed under: art, mixed media, paper, sculpture

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look at these gorgeous mixed media sculptures made from intricate paper cut outs, pipe cleaners, artboard and more from brooklyn’s kirsten hassenfeld. i love the scale and the delicate nature of the materials she uses. to me these pieces are poking and pushing around their edges, preparing to break into something bigger, into excess or obsession, or both.

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these compositions are like a decadent party replete with extravagant strands of pearls and soft decorative chains strewn across the ceiling. i admire the softness of the light and the intimate feeling kirsten gifts to her viewers with these carefully crafted works.

kirsten is represented by the bellwether gallery in new york, and you can find out a lot more about her right here.

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6 Responses to “kirsten hassenfeld paper sculpture”

  1. Electro^Plankton Says:

    Now that’s what I call a chandelier. DAMN!

  2. the scholar Says:

    hello electro plankton,

    you said it, toots. aren’t they so cool??

    thanks for the visit!

  3. Bri Says:

    That first shot of all of them together makes me think of deep sea creatures suspended in the water. Maybe bioluminescent jellyfish or something. Quite dramatic. It’s less so in the closeups, but it’s kinda fun to think of them as alive.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    i said in the post borderline on obsessive but i think we’ve gone all the way here. in the detail shots you can see the care and time that has gone into this work. it feels like a relentless mission to me (that has been achieved).

    good call about the sea creatures – i totally see that. it seems oh so quiet and peaceful.

    nice 2 c u!

  5. sosser Says:

    wow! these are spectacular. i would love to see them in a home setting…

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    these are so huge you would need a giant room to put them in, but it would be COOL to see them in somebody’s house!

    nice to see you!

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