I recently became aware of this fibers artist, Peter Callesen and his work is astounding. He uses computer paper –the most commonly used paper in the world. He takes a simple surface (available in EVERY classroom), and creates the most beautiful works… Check out some images, take not of the clever titles as well, these are simply amazing.
Transparent God, 2009
Acid-free 140 gsm paper and glue, 350 x 450 x 170 cm
And a close-up detail:
A second image, which I find almost hard to believe that this is just paper.
210 x 240 x 70 cm
140 gsm acid free paper, and glue
I think there are a lot of ideas that could stem from this work. I think his work is so interesting it would keep kids’ attention –although it’s definitely intimidating– I would have to really consider what projects students would be able to successfully complete.