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artist: Jen Stark

Today has been such a wonderful, awful, crazy, emotional day that for my post tonight, I just want to celebrate the beautiful.

I want to share the work of the artist Jen Stark.  She makes these amazing cut paper sculptures that are just mind blowing to me.

Jen Stark / Flash Spectrum / 12″ x 12″ / hand-cut paper / 2007


Jen Stark / On The Inside / 34″ x 23″ / varnished hand-cut paper / 2008


Jen Stark / Over and Out / 19″ x 19″ x 5″ / hand-cut paper / 2008

Jen Stark / Coriolis Effect / 12″ x 12″ / hand-cut paper / 2007


I wish I had something more profound to say than PRETTY, but at the moment, that is all I can muster.  I just love looking at her work.  I love the pattern, the precision, the apparent simplicity that belies a far more complex underlying structure.  Each piece represents a huge amount of work and all I can think when I look at them is COLOR PRETTY.  Better than HULK SMASH I suppose. I’m also a sucker for works in paper, so that doesn’t hurt either.

For a slightly more coherent take on her work, read this.

To see what she has been up to lately, check out this awesome looking show in Thailand that happened in April of this year:


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