Paper City.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paperholm is what artist Charles Young calls a "growing paper city," having added one new structure to its scaled-down streets daily for an entire year. Each is crafted by hand from paper and glue, and many — including windmills, carousels, and tiny, teetering trees — have moving parts. When I saw it, I thought immediately of Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, which is centered around a wooden model of a neighborhood in Paris, and which I read in one go, wide-eyed, on the plane from Amsterdam to New York.



See more at Paperholm, here. Many thanks to Colossal for the introduction.

8 comments:

Kizzy said...

Wow this looks amazing and thanks for recommendation

Diana said...

This is SO cool!

Kathy said...

This is so cool! I have yet to read All the light We Cannot See (on the never-ending reading list), but this reminds me of The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia, where a monk turned origami surgeon would perform successful organ transplants with organs he folded out of paper.

Erin @comadiary said...

Wow, what an amazing find, and to think I stopped reading Colossal for reasons. Paper fascinates me as a material to sculpt from and I especially love that these images are animated too, I watched that car go in and out for far too long, thank you so much for sharing :)

Erin | cd

Rasheeda said...

These are just so incredible. What a beautiful way to spend one's time. Thank you for sharing Shoko! Also, I read Doerr's book at the beginning of summer, and it's still with me, lodged deep in my brain. So, so good. Goosebumps-worthy! I have this yearning to visit Saint-Malo... Hopefully one day soon! Cheers :)

cary said...

Wow!

Shoko said...

Kathy, you would love it! And The People of Paper sounds amazing!

Rasheeda, I'm still thinking about it, too! In fact, I still have yet to start another book since finishing it :)

burntfeather said...

Oh my friggen goodness this is magical!

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