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Kirsten Hassenfeld’s paper sculptures

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Dans la Lune (2007).

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Dans la Lune (2007).

“Il est dans la lune” can be translated as “He’s got his head in the clouds,” or “He’s on another planet.” Dans la Lune is a perfect title because in my work I try to create an imaginary place that relates to our longings for a better, grander existence.

Kirsten Hassenfeld

Gorgeous paper sculptures inspired by Fabergé eggs and that favourite fetish object of mine, Ernst Haeckel’s Art Forms in Nature. These are from a show at the Rice University Art Gallery, Texas. The Bellwether Gallery has an overview of Hassenfeld’s work back to 2001. Via Kimberly Brooks.

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Darwin Day
The glass menagerie

 


 

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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Nathalie

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    Wow! These are magic! Perfect for Christmas.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    That’s what I was thinking. I’d love to see these in situ.

  3. #3 posted by Thombeau

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    These are too completely fabulous!

    (Also, Haeckel’s work—cosmic and amazing!)

 




 

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