Inspired by the structures and designs inherent in the natural world, artist Samuelle Green builds massive, immersive cave-like installations with paper and wire. The artist’s work simultaneously draws attention to the often overlooked or forgotten natural architectural constructions, while offering a unique opportunity to experience a journey through paper-made caves that for some feel like swimming among coral reefs while others might hear the buzzing of bees like inside a massive hive – but for most, it feels meditative.
We generally fail to acknowledge the skill, time, and detail required to manifest the intricate structures found in objects we encounter regularly – such as those found in bird and wasp nests, beehives, spider webs, rock formations, anthills, feathers, and countless others, – Samuelle Green.
Green’s Paper Caves are build of thousands of pages of books hand rolled and placed in a sculpted wire mesh, forming a beautiful multi-toned surface
Raised in rural Pennsylvania, US, Green attended the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Parsons School of Design in New York. After graduation, she continued to live and work in Brooklyn, NY for 18 years before renovating an 1800’s building into a studio and art space in her hometown in Pennsylvania where she continues to develop her work. The artist repertoire, which includes both paper works and paintings, has been exhibited around the world for the enjoyment of many.
Greene’s most known work is her installation titled “Paper Caves” which entails thousands of pages of books hand rolled and placed in a sculpted wire mesh which forms a beautiful multi-toned surface that feels organic and geometric at once. The unique balance of soft and hard, familiar and abstract, inviting and strange captivates wholeheartedly. Enjoy more of Samuelle Green’s work on her Instagram.