Magnificent Art made from simple Tracing Paper
The amazing paper art of Yuko Takada Keller.
Notes from the artist (from bio):
I’m interested in using tracing paper, because it creates a sense of transparency and etherealness in my work. But when I was in University, I majored in weaving. Then I wove woolen tapestries for some years. Before I entered University, I was impressed by the Northern European tapestries that I saw in a museum in Kyoto. This led me to major in weaving at University.
However, while weaving the tapestries, I gradually wanted to express something different in my work. Then I took a trip to Northern Europe to see the tapestries there. Of course, I was very impressed by them, but I was more impressed by the magnificent scenery. I had never had that kind of feeling before in Japan.
After this trip, I started to make my work using paper.
At first, I used Japanese paper “washi”. But I couldn’t represent a sense of transparency with this paper. I tried to use various materials to represent a sense of transparency. Then I ran into tracing paper.
“The Spread” is the first work where I used tracing paper. I colored the paper with acrylic color, then tore it into many pieces, and sewed them together. It gave me a feeling of transparency. I realized some possibilities using tracing paper. Because, while each piece has its own rhythm and direction taken in its entirety it seems to become something other than simple tracing paper.
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