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Craft Hour: Pop-Up Cards and Paper Structures
To begin with, please introduce us about your work and tell us when did you first became interested in pop-up? I remember, that I always loved to create things from paper and cardboard, even since I was pop up paper structures child. But it was in the yearduring my design studies, when we had the task to create three dimensional objects from paper and cardboard — that Pop up paper structures had the problem, how to transport my huge architectural structures to the university.
So I decided to create 3D artworks that are foldable — to make them easier to transport.
Since then, I create pop up sculptures. Did you have any formal education for this kind of art? I had no teacher for this kind of art.
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When I started to create pop up cards, there was no such thing like the internet! But I got a lot of inspiration through some pop up books that I knew from the bookstore — but I did not own a pop up book at that time.
So I taught myself to create pop up structures — through hours and hours of personal experience, by trial and error. How long have you been making pop-up sculptures and pop up cards?
I create pop up cards since about 24 years now. What are the most usual themes that can be found in your pop up paper structures In my personal artworks, I am mostly interested in architectural themes.
When I work for commercial projects for clientsthe motifs can be nearly everything — from a restaurant scene to a football stadium. What kind pop up paper structures paper do you use for sculptures?
It always depends on the effect, that I want to achieve: For soft things e.
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In my opinion, you can create something beautiful from all different sorts of paper and cardboard. And what about the colour of the paper.
How much are the colors important for a pop-up sculpture? When I create my personal artworks — which are usually created to be single, unique pieces, I pop up paper structures to make them in white, or at least with only a few colors. I think, that the form, the structure and the movement are the most important aspects in my kind of art — and color pop up paper structures only distract the view.
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When I am working for clients, I usually have to keep in mind, that the pop up cards have to be produced in a large edition 1.
Therefore, the cards can only be constructed of very few pieces.
pop up paper structures Let me give you an example: When I create a pop up card which shows a building with many windows, they would have to be cut out piece by piece — if the pop up card would be completely made from white paper.
It would not be a problem, if the pop up sculpture was a single piece.
What would you say, how much time do you need for only one single idea?