In Between

Keun Young Park's metaphysical paper collages

A sculptor by training, Korean-born Keun Young Park masterfully arranges shredded paper into textured self-portraits. After photographing herself in various poses, Park digitally manipulates and resizes the images, prints them, then tears them up by hand into thousands of pieces. From there she reconfigures each sliver of the wreckage into uncannily intricate portraits made of scale-like paper shreds. Opened yesterday, Park’s most recent exhibition “In …

Irving Harper: Works in Paper

Exquisite curiosities from a little known design legend revealed to the world

A brilliant new release from Rizzoli, “Irving Harper: Works in Paper” celebrates the private work of one of America’s great mid-century design minds. Irving Harper is mostly known to design insiders as the man-behind-the-man, working alongside Gilbert Rohde, Raymond Loewy and George Nelson during some of the celebrity designer’s most significant years, where he created graphics (including Herman Miller’s well known logo), textiles, furniture, clocks …

Keisuke Saka

Warmed-up penguins, moving monkeys and entire cities in traditional Japanese paper models

by Lauren Kilberg When art grabs the interest of children and adults alike then mixes in a little physics, the outcome is both fun and captivating. The Japanese have a more eloquent word for it—”Karakuri”, which translates literally to “mechanism”, refers to the art of creating paper automata. Japanese-designer Keisuke Saka is arguably the maestro of this art form. The Japan-based artist engineers paper model …