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 Keller creates amazing, floating, installations that remind me of glass. She uses tracing paper to create her works of art.
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
Keller latest exhibits were in Japan in 2011. See more of her work and read more about her on her website: www.yukotakada.com