Paper Maché Still Life

People sometimes ask why I blog... quite honestly it's because I enjoy having a place to share those "Hey, look at this!" moments. For example....

paper mache fruit and vessels

While clicking around Flickr, Luiza Hentz's hand sculpted Fruteira e Vasos stopped me in my tracks. The glowing colors and graceful shapes brought Vermeer paintings to mind.

And no, the fruit and vessels aren't ceramic even though that might be what you're thinking. Luiza, who lives in Brazil, does ceramic art too, but in this case she worked with paper maché. She started creating with paper a long time ago, and finds satisfaction in recycling old packaging to compose beautiful new objects.

Luiza makes art dolls from paper too. See more of her photos on Flickr and Facebook.

The weekend is nearly here; have a great one!
Ann Martin
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  1. I love art dolls and especially Luiza's gourd shaped creations as the beautiful Modigliani like doll faces.

  2. Seeing that I have a new post in my in-box always brightens my day because I enjoy perusing the wonderful art you discover and your own quilled work. Thank you for the lovely blog!

    1. Thanks Kathleen, that's so nice of you to say!

  3. Her dolls look amazing. This vase is a beauty.

  4. Wow. Gorgeous. I love it when papier mache makes people think it's ceramic. Thanks for sharing. I think I blog for the same reason you say in this post. I find so many amazing artists, designers and crafters that I want to shout it out to the world to look at their amazing work. Luiza definitely fits in that category! Will check out more of her work.

  5. Wow,this is exciting stuff, I like doing very basic quilling, but can't imagine how long it must have taken to do these Russian Dolls. I am definitely going to keep investigating this site.

  6. "All Things Paper" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.


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