Friday, November 9, 2012

Peter Callesen’s Single Sheet Paper Sculpture

 Danish artist Peter Callesen creates three dimensional sculptures by folding a single sheet of paper. Each work is made by cutting a single sheet and using only the removed paper to create figures or buildings. These sheets can be as small as A4 size or as big as 7m by 5m.

Callesen writes about his work, "Lately I have worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. A large part of my work is made from A4 sheets of paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. This is why we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper. By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works.”

Minka Kelly in Hollywood

 Minka Kelly - went to Kings Rd Cafe to get some coffee before go to the Vote session in Hollywood 06 - Nov-12


Gelmer Funicular & Handeck Bridge

Gelmer Funicular & Handeck Bridge in Switzerland. The Gelmer Funicular [Gelmerbahn] carries people from Handeck [at 1412m in the valley between Innerkirchen and the Grimselpass in Switzerland] to the Gelmersee lake at 1849m. It is claimed to be the steepest [106 degrees] funicular of its kind in the world. It certainly looked impressively vertical in its upper sections. I think it is operated by the same power company that operates the Trift Bridge system. The Trift Bridge is just over the mountain, in the valley leading up to the Sustenpass valley.

 From the top of the funicular you can walk around the lake/reservoir, climb up the a mountain hut at 2412m, or walk back down to Handeck. 17 more images after the break..

On the other side of the valley road from the funicular base station there is a large hotel and car parking. You can cross the road from the car park by the new Handeck Bridge. This is only 70m long compared to the  167m of the Trift Bridge.