Huh…? I don’t know… I just love paper! What a weird thing to say; I know. I’m literally just fascinated by the things you can do with just paper; a medium that you so easily have access to, it’s everywhere! I could run wild in the paper section of Dick Blick, or even the scrapbook paper isle of Micheal’s! I honestly collect paper, even scraps of paper, who does that?! Okay, I’m getting a little carried away here but when you see the things you can do with paper, maybe you’ll understand.
I came across this article last week about Irving Harper, I had no idea who he was but he just made it to the top of my paper list with Julene Harrison and Peter Callesen definitely people you should check out if you’re a paper freak like me. Irving Harper brought me back to a class I took in school, which for the life of me I can’t remember what it was called, but I do remember the project. I don’t recall the parameters but I know I developed a 3D rendering of a recipe out of paper on a foam core board. But Harper has just inspired me to do another paper project, that I am so excited about.
A little while ago I did a vector rendering of a Map of Philadelphia, which was a long time in the making. Since then, I’ve decided I want to expand the project by doing illustrations of specific Philly landmarks, starting with Citizens Bank Park, because I love Philadelphia and the Phillies almost as much as I like paper. Okay I probably like them more than paper… So, I’m adding this to the list and dubbing it “Philadelphia on Paper”. Don’t expect anything tomorrow but I’ll keep you updated on where I’m at.
Seriously… Paper is so cool!