“Working with paper forces me to be humble since this medium has a character of its own that asks for cooperation,” she states. “Working with paper the way I do, namely by means of cutting and folding creating paper sculptures, asks of me to work with meditative precision. Paper architecture does not bare haste, it is its enemy; one moment of loss of concentration, can lead to failure of a piece…”
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Paper might not be the best material when it comes to keeping things in one piece, but Ingrid Siliakus manages to do so with amazing success. The Amsterdam-born artist first discovered “paper architecture”—the art of creating an object out of a single piece of paper—through Prof. Masahiro Chatani, who originated the art form in the early 1980s. Instantly fascinated, Ingrid spent years studying Prof.
Chatani’s work before designing and developing her own skills. To create each piece, Ingrid goes through anywhere from 20 to 30 prototypes, adding layer after layer of 160- to 300-gram paper, until she is satisfied with the results.
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