This is North Carolina based paper artist Griffin Carrick. Yeah, that’s right. This is PAPER. Giant paper doilies that I desperately want to drape over something in my yard, and delicate vessels expertly quilled. This is PAPER. Here’s part of Griffin’s backstory that I just had to share:
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“A maker at an early age, I crafted my way through childhood, quilling for the first time in the third grade, a vase of flowers! But it would be another 20 years before I tried my hand at quilling again. During that extended quilling “hiatus” I pursued my other creative passions, architecture and interior design. Designing barbie’s dream house and sketching up reimagined floor plans for the homes of friends and family. That passion lead me to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural studies and then a Master of Arts in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I followed that up with a career in commercial and residential design while also teaching interior design online to undergraduate students.
In July of 2016, in search of a creative outlet that didn’t require the use of my computer and while on the hunt for sculptural art for the walls of my home, I rediscovered quilling and this time I was hooked! I put my own spin on this centuries old craft by ditching the backing traditionally used to display quilled coils and instead glued the coils to each other resulting in textural and semi-transparent paper sculptures.”