From inspiration she finds in natural forms, Sigrid Spier builds beautiful, geometric paper constructs. Her designs are clean and precise but by clever manipulation of the materials, she is able to add movement. Her technique, which draws from elements of pop-up books and paper cut, also investigates depth and perspective, adding more layers to her already rich work.
Pleating, overlaying and interlocking sections are just a few of the many principles at play here. They are used to express various eyes, wings, beaks and feathers, showing the interest in organic structures that she obviously has. If the architecture and complex ideas in the sculptures wasn’t enough, it’s all implemented with the polished finish sure to please any kirigami enthusiast. Sigrid tells us a little about herself.
I am an illustrator and designer from the Netherlands and I like paper. A lot. Much of my work is composed of several layers of cut paper. With these layers, I sometimes leave the 2-dimensional plane to create a 3-dimensional world, where flora and fauna play a major role. I translate elements of nature into geometric patterns and recognizable shapes, and composed them to form new realities. I love nature. Nature is one of the things in this world that continues to amaze and delight me.
I also use the computer (to make vector images in Illustrator) and I like (and use) various printing techniques such as screen and cardboard printing.
© Sigrid Spier, 2013