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May 19th, 2009

474469294f8bc 585x377 Paper capers, brought to you by Jo Lynn Alcorn

Seeing as how showing me colourful things is the only way to capture and actually hold my ever-wandering attention, Jo Lynn Alcorn is the coolest thing that has happened to me this week.

Alcorn (read bio here) is a paper artist, which means the thumbnails below are all made out of paper and shiny things. Colour+shiny things= happy Sofia. I’ll bet you didn’t know I was a math whiz. The first two thumbnails are what inspired this post. I found out about her while browsing Ullabenulla‘s “paper art” page. It was created for Maya Romanoff Wallpapers and is one of the most gorgeous things I’ve seen all month. The best thing about this art is that you can have the beauty of flowers gracing your home without the funeral parlour smell. It’s an offer you can’t refuse, really.

The rest of these colourful pieces are from different collections by Alcorn, and I absolutely love the Indian inspired ones. Looking at these brings me such joy but also slight fear. They are highly flammable, seeing as how they are made of paper. I would therefore perhaps not recommend hanging these in a log cabin, as if they catch fire, the whole house is going down for sure. Another unsafe home for Alcorn’s art would be near the scissor rack at Wal Mart. Because we all know that paper beats rock, but scissor beats paper. And for all you modern rock/paper/scissor-playing people who feel it necessary to include “match,” well that beats paper, too. So just be careful, because to harm such beauteous wonders is to harm all of mankind. I’m not sure how it works exactly, but it’s along the lines of God killing a kitten every time you engage in self-pleasure.

via Ullabenulla

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