Corporate Commission Spicers AUS
The Ragianna Bird of Paradise, known for its most spectacular display feathers inspired two interpretations for this matching set of two paper sculpture artworks, created in the “impressionist sculptured paper” signature style of the artist.
Both artworks are on a Spicers background stock with a colour wash setting reminiscent of being high in a rainforest canopy.
The colours chosen are symbolic of the countries in which the artworks reside. Red for Japan, the land of the rising sun and marigold for sunny Australia.Freelife® Felt White 215gsm provided the base the red art and Stephen TM Chilled White 250gsm that for the yellow art to proudly showcase Spicers’ products.
The sculptures require handmade papers for their unilateral sculptural capabilities, stretch, unique textures and colours that make the “artist’s palette”. Most are 100% cotton, hemp, flax or mulberry papers from varying sources in Europe and Asia. The mulberry Koziyuki, Kozos and fine 8gsm Tengushu are from Japan. Their long fibres are drawn out on the edges of feathers to produce the tactile, believable softness without being technically realistic.
The artist terms these paper sculptures “impressionistic”, because they strive to feel life-like without being realistic representations.
The Japanese ‘Bird of a Feather’ is in fully raised display and calling, culturally fitting with a country that has a proud history of regal ceremonial costumes and performance, where the Australian companion is tail down more fitting with the quiet style of achiever this country is known for.
Birds of a Feather 2 - Honorable Mention - Animals Art Show - Grey Cube Gallery - March 2022