Isobel Napier

(b 1994United Kingdom. Lives and works in London)

Using archival paper and laser-cutting technology, Napier designs and creates intricately constructed paper sculptures that resemble woven fabric.

Cut line-by-line to leave the strands of thread visible, a once solid form, is irreversibly changed into one that is extremely fragile and transient, with the hanging works becoming almost soft and flowing. These digitally designed, machine-made sculptures echo traditional weaving and considering how the development of material experimentation has allowed contemporary makers to expand on and learn from traditional textile production.

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