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Jacky Cheng

A Paper Tale

PRESENTED ON JUL 07, 2015
IN BROOME @ VOL 3

"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."

In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!

This was Presentation of the Day on August 6th, 2015. 

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Only Paper & Muji scissors

BY KEIKO TSUJI
@ VOL 52 ON MAY 28, 2008

Armed with only a pair of Muji scissors and some paper, Keiko explains the Japanese art of 'kirie' or paper cutting. The presentation slowly unfolds showing how incredibly creative this art can be.

The presentation is in Japanese with some English, but the pictures say it all!

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Form Follows Beauty

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 01, 2009

In Form Follows Beauty from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Peter Exley talks about the relationship between art, design, architecture, lines, and sensuality as well as the feminine form. He also displays some of his artwork he created using an unconventional tool.

This was Presentation of the Day on February 17th, 2017. 

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Light and Coloured Paper Art

BY JILLIAN ELDRIDGE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Thinking about the relationship of light and paper differently, Jillian Eldridge  discovers an interesting and abstract form of art by using light and coloured paper that creates for an interesting use of shadows and reflected light. Listen as she uses this fusioned medium to talk about her artistic pieces introducing people and moths. 

 

 

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Cutting Pages

BY CHARLENE ASATO
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Charlene Asato joins us from the Big Island and has enjoyed creating with paper for many years. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form and artist’s books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy.

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Paper Models

BY CHRIS RITSON
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Chris Ritson's work serves to create dialogue with the environment and imagine new ways of interacting with nature. His art speaks to cultural anxieties and relationships with nature, and analyzes the myths and prerogatives specific to a psychology of the self.

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The Beauty of Complexity

BY THOMAS CORAZON
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"It is very obvious how natural selection can create diversity, but it's not very obvious how it can create complexity."

Andrew Hart is a software developer with a degree in Chemistry. In his presentation for PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science," Andrew describes Stephen Wolfram's computational system of cellular automata and the model that they provide for understanding how complexity can arise in nature from a very basic set of rules.

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Paper Models

BY TOM GREENSFELDER
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Designer Tom Greensfelder shares a history of paper modelmaking.

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My Paper Cut "Kirie"

BY NAOYUKI ISHIGA
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 04, 2016

Naoyuki Ishiga shares his passion outside of work: "kirie", a traditional craft of paper cutting, creating mesmerizing images of shadow and light. Pierce into his mind in this intriguing presentation showcasing some unique techniques of this beautiful art form.

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Beginner's Mind

BY MICHAEL VELLIQUETTE
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Best known for his elaborate, colorful paper sculptures, the artist Michael Velliquette will talk about his recent monochrome series. Velliquette hand cuts paper shapes and assembles them into complex forms akin to sacred architecture and three-dimensional mandalas. The formal symmetry, balance, and order of these works are meant to evoke a sense of visual equanimity. Velliquette forgoes his prior use of vibrant color, instead employing an emotionally restrained palette of pastels and neutrals. Beginner’s Mind refers to an approach to living without preconception—a sensibility that characterizes the skillfully simple posture Velliquette brings to his new work.