Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kylie Stillman - Altered Books and Paper Carving

Kylie Stillman engraves books and stacks of paper as if they are blocks of stone.

Silver Banksia, 2010, paper carving, 6,000 sheets of computer paper and wood base, 56 x 40 x 30 cm

Starburst Winter Wren, 2009, paper carving, printed paper, diameter 13.5 cm

With textures so inviting, I imagine running my fingers across the nooks and crannies of Kylie's ethereal tree and bird sculptures.

Common Oak, 2007, book carving

Semiformal reminds me of a fossil.

Semiformal, 2004, book carving

Gorgeous birds in flight.Flock, 2007, Installation Meat Market
Flock, 2007, detail

Little Room, 2007, Installation Meat Market photography David Marks

The beautifully lit piece to the right is a red maple plywood sculpture.

Kylie studied studied Fine Art - Painting at RMIT, Melbourne. She's a frequent exhibitor and is represented by Utopia Art Sydney, Australia.

12 comments:

M. B. Karger said...

Layered cut paper?! Ann, you're singin' my song! These are mouth-watering. Thank you, as always, for introducing us to such awesome artists and their work.

Maureen said...

Stunning. I love this work.

Krissy said...

Oh my god! That's amazing!!! What a find :)

Asma' Ahmad said...

fantastic, stunning artwork! thanks for sharing anne :D

Ann said...

Simply amazing. What talent

Meg said...

So cool, I'd love to read an interview from the artist and learn more about her background and techniques.

SUGANTHI said...

What amazing talent ! the flock of birds look perfect and the winter wren , carved beautifully.Thanks for sharing.

Philippa said...

How amazing! Presumably she glues all the pages together in some way first?

licia politis said...

Kylie's paper sculptures are just amazing!!!
Licia

Stefani said...

Wow - that blows my mind! Fantastic, Ann, thanks for finding all these amazing artists!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

Meg and Philippa, I'm curious about Kylie's technique too. Perhaps the pages/books are glued or she might compress them in a vise while she does the carving.

Kirsten said...

These are fantastic, thank you!

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