Matt Shlian – Paper Master
The abilities of others to do strange and wonderful things with the strangest of materials always leaves me feeling amazed. Matt Shlian is a lecturer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and is also a deft hand at turning paper into amazing works of art.
“I teach my students that curiosity is the root of art making practice, and the investigations they undertake in their formative studies while learning basic principals of art and design can be pursued across media and disciplines. The key to making their ideas accessible and successful is through rigorous research, design, execution and critique. I show students how limitations are necessary in producing artwork and force them to work within boundaries”, Matt Shlian
These complex models that Matt produces show just what is possible with such a simple material.