Last fall I came across an article about what promised to be an intriguing exhibit, called Parterre: An Installation by Lauren Fensterstock. It would soon be taking place at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
We love Maine and I was hopeful we'd be driving up that way and I would have the chance to see it; alas, our plans didn't fall into place, but I did find a few pictures of the huge lily pond Lauren created on the gallery floor of the museum. It was composed of quilled black paper, Plexiglas, and charcoal dust. Go take a look - I think you'll be impressed.
But not only did Lauren work on a grand scale for the exhibit... here's a beautifully detailed portion of her work that was featured, made with infinitely tiny paper filigree coils and scrolls. She calls it Grey Garden and if I didn't know better, I would think it had been quilled in the 17th century because of its fine detail and ornateness.