In light of our rad SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con) experience over the weekend, here’s another Comic-Con inspired post that might just tickle your fancy. A Swedish artist named Cecilia Levy makes use of old comics and other paper materials to create 3D paper sculptures.
Previously, she has been using books that are about a century old, but she has recently widened her weapons of choice by using Spider-Man comics for a series of cups, pots, saucers, and other things she could conjure up.
Cecilia explains her work is done by taking apart the materials, be it comics, magazines, or books. She tears the pages and then pastes small pieces back together to form the desired shapes. Her works, in her own words, are ““eggshell thin, yet remarkably steady. The story lives on, but in a different shape.”
The odd thing about this is that the artist’s background is graphic design and bookbinding! She started doing the opposite in 2009, experimenting with dissecting books to produce paper sculptures. In less than five years, in 2013, she has been able to work full time as a paper artist.
Her works have even been exhibited Sweden where she’s from and abroad as well. She’s a member of Konsthantverkarna, a crafts cooperative in Stockholm, as well as Kaleido Konsthantverk in Uppsala, where some of her works are available to buy.
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All images of artwork used above are copyright Cecilia Levy.
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