Thursday, March 20, 2014

Javiera Donoso Romo: Paper Mache Creations

My newly found interest in paper mache has lead me to this very talented artist Javiera Donoso Romo. She is from Santiago, Chile and creates these adorable animals with paper mache, paint and jars.

She begins by drawing on paper which helps her determine the form, shape and size of her pieces. To make them look as close to her drawn illustrations she uses jars, styrofoam which is then covered with layers of paper pulp. After waiting for her pieces to dry, she begins to paint them with watercolors and seals them with varnish. I like the use of vibrant colors and the sheer simplicity in her work. She has recently made paper mache masks which I love! Check them out here.