Viviana Santamarina's Crocheted Paper Sculptures

Viviana Santamarina's Crocheted Paper Sculptures

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Image courtesy of the artist. All other images taken with permission of the artist.

At the San Francisco show last weekend I was on the hunt for some Heck Yes paper craft, and I found it in Viviana Santamarina's booth. Viviana's crocheted paper sculptures are unlike anything I've seen. She began the work because she wanted to "give drawing another form," so she first makes pencil sketches on large rolls of paper before cutting the paper into strips and crocheting it together into sculptures. Flat drawings morph into giant wall coverings and human figures in a matter of stiches. And in her pieces, she leaves behind a trace of the process. Tucked in the stitching is the hand-carved pencil crochet hook she used to create the piece.

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