The Gems You Can’t Spend
Paper sculptor Kirsten Hassenfeld takes the ordinary and turns it into opulence. Believe it or not, what you’re seeing is translucent white paper thats been intricately cut into polygons that resemble gemstones. Hassenfeld admits that the art is a repetitious and labor-intensive. Much of the work involving repeatedly cutting, folding, gluing and incorporating the quilling technique.
Hasenfeld began working with paper in 1999 and has produced several serial installations over the last decade that address the subject of luxury and the monetary success often defined by jewels and other expensive crystals.
via my modern met