Perfecting Paper with Diana Beltrán Herrera

I am obsessed with artists who use paper as a medium. Paper can be thick and rigid or delicate and rip in a light breeze and yet artists continue to find ways to utilize this medium that continues to inspire me.

Artist Diana Beltrán Herrera, working from Bristol UK but hailing from Columbia, has taken her love of experimenting with different materials as mediums and created a fantastical world of animals frozen in time.

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From her artist statement “For Herrera, there is a considerable distance in the relationship between human and nature, and throughout her work, she aims to repair this relation by producing elements that are constantly removed, altered and forgotten. Her work is presented as a resistance of time. Her sculptures portray the ideal state of a thing and also act like a model of representation of a reality that doesn’t suffer any change”. These words are clearly highlighted in her work. Each of her birds, whether from her current project or previous projects, is stopped in quintessential forms. Paper birds, the inanimate made animate and suspended.

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Find more paper works by Diana on her website and twitter.

All images courtesy of Diana Beltrán Herrera.

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