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Jen Stark’s Paper Cut Artwork

I recently came across the work of Miami-based artist Jen Stark and found it to be the perfect remedy for my late-winter blahs. Stark’s work is joyful, colourful, whimsical, and inspirational.

Although Stark’s work appears beautifully simple,  it is incredibly complex and detailed. To create her paper sculptures, she painstakingly cuts blocks of brightly coloured paper, like the construction paper pads one might use for craft projects.

As she cuts, Stark peels back the layers and folds them into place to create vibrant and dimensional organic sculptures.

Stark has expanded her art practice to include large-scale installations, like her recent work “Piece of an Infinite Whole”. Here the layers of cut paper recede four feet deep into the gallery wall.

Stark’s recent foray into performance-based work includes her mind-boggling piece “How to Become a Millionaire in 100 Days”. For this work, Stark hand-cut one million pieces of paper over the course of 100 days. Stark has also created animations with her paper cuts, like the mesmerizing “Streaming Gradient”

For more information about Jen Stark, check out her website www.jenstark.com

Emily

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