At first glance they may not look like it, but these colorful sculptures by artist Jen Stark take a lot of their cues from nature. Her creations are made out of hundreds of layers of hand-cut paper in the full spectrum of the rainbow, looking a lot like topographical maps, heat waves or even visualizations of gravity. By layering her contrasting colors closely together in tight, near parallel lines, her works literally flash before your eyes with vibrant intensity.
Stark works in sculpture, painting and animation, with all her various techniques receiving her signature style (as you can see in the hypnotizing video at the bottom of this post). She recently completed her first mural, a huge 50 by 90 foot melting psychedelic piece which covers the Museum of Art in her home town of Ft. Lauderdale. The mural looks so perfect in such a large scale, one could easily imagine Stark’s sculptural works being translated into larger outdoor examples… or imagine it translated into architecture. We’re excited to see what Jen Stark does next.
Believer, a paper animation