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English artist Julie Dodd usually works with paper creating books, installations, sculptural pieces and even recycling it to make new paper. Inspired by the patterns and shapes found in nature, Dodd tends to work in multiples mimicking life in its growth and regeneration.
What first drew me to Dodd’s work were her Paper Eggs where she used recycled magazine pages glued in layers to revert them into a wood-like material. It’s very hard to believe that those eggs are made from paper! Julie Dodd’s choice of eggs was done as a commentary on the decline of migrating birds to Europe due to loss of habitat and climate change all stemming back to the loss of trees. The fleeting nature of magazines converted into a permanent and significant object.
Also shown above are Dodd’s Forest: Lungs of the World and Illegal Logging installations, but there is plenty more to see on her website including beautiful paper cut books and her Human Nature installation.
via saatchi online