Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures and Animations by Zai Divecha Convey the Subtlety of Change — Colossal

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Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures and Animations by Zai Divecha Convey the Subtlety of Change — Colossal




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#paper
#sculpture
#stop motion
#zai divecha

February 10, 2023

Grace Ebert

An animated gif of white paper scultpures

All images © Zai Divecha, courtesy of Heron Arts shared with permission

In Phase Shift, San Francisco-based artist Zai Divecha (previously) translates the illusion of movement to monochromatic paper works. Her solo show, which runs from February 25 to March 25 at Heron Arts, features animations and sculptures that reference early stop-motion devices like zoetropes and phenakistoscopes. Both rely on sequential formations to imply progression, a technique the artist utilizes in her analog pieces that convey gradual changes.

Divecha is known for her singular use of white paper, which draws the viewer’s eye toward the texture, dimension, and depth of her works and the way they capture light and shadow. Mounted on flat planes, the pieces consider that “what we might see as static is actually changing incrementally over time.”

For more of Divecha’s multi-disciplinary works, visit her site and Instagram.

 

A photo of white paper sculptures in a sequence

A photo of white paper sculptures in a sequence

An animated gif of a paper box rolling

A photo of white paper sculptures

A photo of white paper sculptures

A photo of white paper sculptures in a sequence

A photo of white paper sculptures in a sequence

A detail photo of white paper sculptures in a sequence

#paper
#sculpture
#stop motion
#zai divecha

 

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