Tuesday, December 27, 2011

unlean against our hearts

"Unlean Against Our Hearts" sculpture at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Paper folding by Matt Shlian
Robotics by Bob Stack
Photos & Video by Cullen Stephenson
Title from Poem "Blandeur" by Kay Ryan

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

drift series

New series is dropping today at Ghostly. Pick them up here.

Monday, December 5, 2011


I'll be teaching a paper sculpture class next summer at Penland in North Carolina.
July 8-20th. Come spend two weeks folding with me!!!!!
info here.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

stretch studies

this is the tip of the next iceberg.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


working on a site redesign. should be live in early 2012. I have so much new work to add!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The New Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques

This book came out earlier this year. Haven't seen it yet but my work included. Cop it here!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

On press with Jim Horton

no school like the old school

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

unlean against our hearts

now in Tyvek.
Video by Murray Tyson

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011


Flying to Jordan next week to work on a project for Queen Rania.
Best client ever.

Friday, August 19, 2011

unlean against our hearts

Prototype for a new piece in the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor.

The title Unlean against our hearts comes from the Kay Ryan poem Blandeur.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

july 30th

The Ghostly pieces got some nice press- shout out to design sponge, colossal, dvdp.

Had a kids workshop last week- this angry birds pop up card was designed by Owen. The bird flies when the card is open. so rad.

I'm now in the studio working on a bunch of commissions...a robotic hospital installation, a possible double rainbow for an accounting firm, some work for the Queen of Jordan...it's about to be real crazy in the studio.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


the new series is out.
get it here now.

Friday, July 8, 2011

i need sleep

I just got back from 3 weeks in China! Anne Mondro and I studied traditional kite making with a master kite maker...see our exploits here.

Working on a new project for Ghostly Int. which should drop in about a month. I'm packaging them this week! Limited edition of 50. Get ready.

Crafting robot posters that can be colored in, popped out and assembled for the robot store at 826 Michigan.

I'm working on large commissions for a hospital, an accounting firm, the Queen of Jordan and a few other people...
more soon

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My students are amazing

Our class visits special collections to see the Univeristy of Michigan's pop up book collection.

Artist book by Karen Lee

Amber Kao

Bryant Yee. Somebody give this guy a job already.

Lindsay Balfour

Shifra Whiteman

Chad Killeen

Chris Parker

Lisa Sauvé

Andrew Aulerich

Lisa Sauvé and Andrew Andrew Aulerich

Mai Truong

Lauren Korany

Thought I would share some student work from this past semester.
My advanced paper classes at U of M School of Art and Design had students from freshmen through grad students in architecture and dance. We made cards, pop up books, egg packaging, wearables... As you can see I was blown away. Pics of Festifools parade by the talented Melissa Squires.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Eight Emperors series / studio life

Just got these images back from Tim at TIDY DESIGN.
wow, so rad.

Also today is bananas in the studio, evidence below: