Artist Francesca Pastine Mesmerizes with Cut Paper Sculptures

By: Ariel Weber - Published: • References: thisiscolossal and laughingsquid
Artist Francesca Pastine creates captivating and psychedelic art sculptures using only the pages of Artforum Magazines.

The Artforum Excavation Series includes a collection of sculptures that have been intricately and precisely cut page by page with an X-acto blade in different wavy and swirly patterns. The result of Ms. Pastine's work gives the appearance as if rainbow of colors were dripping off the page. Francesca Pastine also found that the carving would sometimes lead to a mesh of different art works from different pages, which came together to create a new hybrid artwork. As the artist explains, "My manipulations map out a tangle of associations, unique contradictions and paradoxes through curious juxtapositions."

The mesh of bright colors, patterns and divers pieces of art come together to offer a delightful visual sight.