By Kit Buchan
The latest project for paper artist Lee Ji-hee, who has crafted everything from life-sized dogs to mouthwatering food out of paper, is a series of paper antique cameras. Meticulously assembled over five months, the sculptures were sparked by the 45-year-old’s frequent visits to the Korean Camera Museum, near Seoul.
Of the painstakingly precise works, Lee says: “Though they’re based on reality, I like to express my own sense of colour and pattern.” A former graphic designer, Lee finds paper itself to be inspiring: “The texture and the colour is different depending on the paper”, she says. “When I look at a piece of paper, I think of some object I’m planning to make.”