Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends … friends… friends…”
Photographer Yoni Lefevre was fascinated by how children depict their grandparents in drawings. Instead of the frailty we sometimes assume, kids see the exact opposite.
In Grey Power, he recreates the vibrant illustrations as photographs.
via Swiss Miss
This artist’s book can be read in 3 different ways: flipping the pages like a traditional book, laid out like an accordion, and examined through the frame in the cover. Flipping through each page reveals a different relationship between hunter and prey.
DIY Book Art & Paper Craft Projects (by Papersnitch)
Winter isn’t just coming. For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, winter is already here. San Francisco-based artist and designer Krystal Higgins designed a fantastically geeky series of paper snowflakes based on the sigils for six of the noble houses from Game of Thrones. What’s more, she also created free downloadable patterns for each of them. They’re available now via Krystal’s website.
[via Laughing Squid]
Paper artist: Diana Beltran Herrera
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum will display seven sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera. The works are completely made of paper and feature local bird species. The project is a CFAM collaboration with the Latin American Student Association, the Department of Biology, and the Department of Environmental Studies at Rollins College.
Herrera’s work seeks to explore the chillingly disengaged relationship between humans and nature in modern society. Using paper as her primary medium she is able to present notions of temporality and change, emphasizing the process of transformation that continuously occurs in nature as well as humankind.
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