The uniquely talented artist Su Blackwell is auctioning an incredible paper sculpture ‘The White House’ on eBay, with the proceeds from the sale kindly being donated to Epilepsy Research UK.
Su predominantly works in the medium of paper, creating beautiful and intricate sculptures which are exhibited all around the world. Her work is in no way limited to paper sculptures; Su’s other interests includes, writing, illustration, fabric design, theatre set-designing and art-direction for commercials.
Su found some time in her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her work and why she is supporting ERUK.
Your sculptures are so beautiful and intricate – can you tell us a bit about the process behind creating them?
I studied at the Royal College of Art, and have been exhibiting and selling my paper-cut artwork in galleries and museums worldwide, for over fifteen years.
I’m known for creating intricate paper sculptures. My materials are simple – I use paper, cutting mat, scalpel and glue. I am always trying to develop my techniques and push the possibilities of humble paper.
What was the inspiration behind ‘The White House’ sculpture?
The ‘White House’ sculpture is made entirely from white photocopy paper. It was part of a larger commission for Time Magazine New York in their ‘Person of the Year Edition’ last year. A photograph of the artwork was featured inside the magazine – it was in the running to make the cover!
Has your life ever been interrupted by epilepsy? Why do you think supporting research into epilepsy is important?
My partner has epilepsy. Our lives are affected by it day-by-day. I feel there is still a lot not widely known about epilepsy, and it would be wonderful to find a cure. I am keen for more research into epilepsy, for this reason I am donating the sale of this piece to epilepsy research.
You still have the chance to own ‘The White House’ – the auction will be live until Sunday 16th Feb 5pm – place your bids here!
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