The Exact Science of Paper Art
I consider myself to be a bit of a detail-oriented person, but I ain't got nothing on Jen Stark. People who talk down their artistic talents tend to say things like, "I can't even draw a straight line." Oh, pshaw. You don't even know the half, grasshopper.
Imagine not only drawing thousands upon thousands of lines -- straight and curved and everything in between -- but also cutting them with an X-acto knife in patterns whose hypnotic effects are inversely proportionate to their size. Certainly not the job for just anyone, that's for sure.
Welcome to Ms. Stark's world. Apparently, this exacting artist takes her inspiration from the natural worlds of fractals, wormholes and slightly macabre material like dead bodies and MRIs. Hey, whatever it takes to get those creative juices flowing, I say. From these sources is born her three-dimensional paper art that includes free-standing sculptures and larger-scale hanging pieces, all made from layer upon layer upon layer of simple construction paper. The accuracy and precision involved in her works is sharply juxtaposed by their organic forms, screamingly vibrant colors and simple components.
Overall, her color-drenched works just seem to be hollering into our stark world, "Party over here!"
So, the next time you're in the school supply aisle you might just want to pick up that pack of construction paper and trusty X-acto and see if your skills in this newly developed field of contemporary art can rival Jen Starks.
Or, on the other hand, maybe not.