Analogue Approaches to Visual Arts: Starry Night Paper Quill by Susan Myers


Georgia-based crafter Susan Myers made a very brilliant rendition of Vincent Van Gogh's popular painting out of paper. Let's take a look at how she did it!

Using a very common art material/medium, Susan Myers, a crafter from Georgia created an extraordinary rendition of Starry Night, renowned painter Vincent Van Gogh’s popular work. Take a look at her finished artwork below:

Photo via Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Susan made this brilliant recreation through paper quilling or paper filigree, an art form where paper is “rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.” In her blog, the crafter mentions that Starry Night is one of her favorite Van Gogh work, and thought that its colors and movement make it a perfect piece for quilling.

How did she create this paper masterpiece? Here’s the creative process in a nutshell:

“The picture consists of thousands and thousands of quilled pieces of paper, glued down on their sides. Like painting with paper.”

Photo via Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Susan’s work is without a doubt as analogue as art can get!

Read the full creative process for this paper quill project on her blog!

Sources/additional readings:
Quilling on Wikipedia

written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-08-05 in #news #starry-night #paper #lomography #art #van-gogh #paper-quilling #news #craft


  1. aroninvt
    aroninvt ·

    Damn! That is superb! Absolutely incredible, I could never pull that off!

  2. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·


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