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

Penland!


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

ara106


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

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

unlean against our hearts

video
now in Tyvek.
Video by Murray Tyson

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

JORDAN


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

Friday, August 19, 2011

unlean against our hearts

video
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.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

ghostly




the new series is out.
get it here now.
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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
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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:
video