the appeal of transparency

Often I find myself bookmarking paper artists to blog about.  Like glass, paper is a fragile material, yet it can hold up through centuries.  Also like glass, it can have a beautiful, soft transparency.

Yuko Takada KellerSummer Breeze, Yuko Takada Keller

Yuko Takada Keller creates amazing, floating, installations that remind me of glass. She uses tracing paper to create her works of art.

Yuko Takada KellerSpring Sea, Yuko Takada Keller

Keller is a Japanese artist, living and working in Denmark. She began her artistic journey in college, focusing on weaving and creating woolen tapestries. A trip from Japan to Northern Europe changed her perspective and her life.

“I gradually wanted to express something different in my work. Then I took a trip to Northern Europe to see the tapestries there. Of course, I was very impressed by them, but I was more impressed by the magnificent scenery. I had never had that kind of feeling before in Japan.” – Yuko Takada Keller

Yuko Takada KellerWater Plants, Yuko Takada Keller

Keller latest exhibits were in Japan in 2011.  See more of her work and read more about her on her website:


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