Dear friends, would you like to take a quick paper art trip trough history with us? Agree? Agree. Come on, who would refuse a time travel?
Ok, we’ll be visiting different epochs and nations with an extraordinary artist named Asya Kozina as our guide. How will she quide us, you ask? Well, trough her impressive paper sculptures and costumes, of course.
This lady has been in a spotlight last month mostly because of her baroque inspired wigs, but her paper art goes above and beyond that.
Evenso, since I’ve mentioned Asya’s baroque wigs, we’ll make that our first stop. Baroque era is known in art as over-the-top. Exaggerated ornaments are main characteristic of this era, but Mrs Kozina with paper managed to save and highlight baroque form without unnecessary exaggerations.
Now, her usage of paper for historical sculptures impresses us non the less. With them Mrs Asya shows us wide line of history clothing manners. From medieval to ones at the end of nineteenth century these sculptures are made with an amazing attention to details. They bring paper art to a higher level.
As you can see from these photos, while dealing with clothing history, Mrs Kozina based her paper art on Europe. Looking trough different national costumes, she also created a series of paper sculptures of brides in various ethnic wedding gear. So, inside her world of paper art you can find Kazahstan wedding.
Or brides from South Africa and Morocco.
“Ethnic wedding dresses are nowadays the dying out tradition. They are preserved mostly in photos, descriptions of ethnologists and fashion historians. So the particular idea of this series is to create the so to call Red book of fashion”, says Asya Kozina.
Yet, her paper art does not stop there. She also makes, to put it like that, wearable costumes. Deeply fascinated by Mongolian wedding outfits, she creates her own version of these, living spectator breathless.
Dare to wear it?
Imagination and white collide in paper art!
In this wonderful collision of imagination and paper Asya Kozina gave us other kind of art pieces. So inside her artwork you can find masks made out of white paper and crystals, paying cards, chess horses, flowers and butterflies… All of it to confirm her indisputable talent and universality.
Enjoyed the trip? Now, I gotta say, I’ll never look at the paper same way!Isn’t it great to find moment in history of ordinary man comes alive every time you look at piece of art? That is how collective memory is made, people!
Visual courtesy of Asya Kozina