Saturday, 16 July 2011

air folding artists

based on Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup can
The whole wide world is filled day after day
with newly coined words, neologisms and
expressions (for instance, I'd only just wrote
'poetechno' in my previous post) therefore
I never heard the term ”Airigami” 
before happily stumbling across the 
homonymous artistic twosome.

based on Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Air-igami, or ”the fine art of folding air”
is the sharp-witted name American artists
Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle chose to
sign their own ”full-blown” artworks
which are able to bewitch young
and old skillfully combining three
ancient art forms: sculpture,
puppetry and origami.

based on James McNeil Whistler's mother portrait
Larry Moss is a former NYC street performer
with a degree in applied math and computer
science as well as a master's in elementary
education whose amazing air-filled art has
been displayed in 12 countries on four
continents while Kelly Cheatle is a graduated
graphic designer and illustrator who joined up
with Larry as design partner and new media
mktg. director soon falling in love with 
the inflatable new medium.

based on Paul Cezanne's Still life with fruit
The Rochester-based duo works on many
different art projects, from tiny characters
to huge (even flying) installations, creating
inflated one-of-a-kind wearable fashion
pieces and publishing children's books
like 'Artist Eyes', the breathtaking illustrated
museum tour featuring iconic masterpieces
amusingly re-imagined by 'folding air' 
into colored rubber balloons.
Sheer genius!

based on Grant Wood's American Gothic
(better known in Italy as 'Spoon River Anthology' historic cover)

Have a joyful weekend!

dress made for designer Malan Breton, fall 2009 preview
>all artworks © Airigami/Larry Moss/Kelly Cheatle<

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    Never heard about air folding artists before... That Campbell Soup can caught my attention as my husband was VP Training & Development for the Mushroom Division and that brought us to the USA in 1983. This is great work what you show; fun and still true to the original design.

    Enjoy your weekend and lots of love,