Heart Paper Sculpture

Cut Bristol Paper

Project Focus

To create a sculpture out of bristol paper that has a hidden letter of what the object is.

The Challenge

A heart made out of bristol paper and glue using hole punchers and different curling techniques. It was an exercise to learn about light and shadow and how depth can create such a high contrast. 

Design Approach

Using each chamber of the heart to create different paper curls of different textures to show how they all work together. Each chamber works to push blood through the heart but have different functions in order to do that. The different depths of the curled paper make the eye see darker shades of the paper and almost go to black but only white paper is used throughout the project. The offset of the heart in the square is representing of where the person feels their heartbeat, slightly to the left of where the heart actually is in the body. The "h" for heart is hidden in the center of the sculpture to show balance in the body and being the center of it all.

© 2020 by Gabriella Lear