To most of us a sheet of paper is something we mark with some form of base or medium. HuMom will write a letter with ink or create a image with a strike of graphite or splash of paint. I myself occasionally enjoy a pawsome afternoon painting with my pallet of purples. Paper is the canvas for our ideas whether they be written in the language of text or in the dogpictions of the eye & imagination.
However, today’s artist creates the most doglightful pieces without leaving a single mark on his paper canvas. Calvin Nicholls instead uses knives, scissors & glue in his pawsitively delicate & wagnificently intricate paper sculptures.
Calvin Nicholls enrolled in a 3 year Art Program at Sheridan College in 1976, worked for an advertising agency for a year before opening his own successful freelance design studio in Toronto, huMom’s hometown. More about his success & achievements can be read here.
When questioned on the delicate & fragile nature of the pieces Calvin Nicholls answers, “The cuts & texture are often tiny & very delicate but due to the numerous glue joints for every piece, the overall strength is substantial. Tests of the bond between glue & paper reveal that when deliberately forced, the paper tears while the glue seam remains intact.”
Dot & Jerry Underfoot took notice immediately that this artist was pawsitively keen on our feathered furiends.
We sniffed out this link if you would like to read more on Calvin Nicholls’ technique & a link to his Instagram account.
Have a safe & wooftastic weekend, CEO Olivia 💜