Sculptural Paper artwork on exhibit at Michigan Medicine

February 25, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
One of Ann Bae’s pieces on display at University Hospital through March 6.

Anne Bae is a multidisciplinary artist based out of New York.

Her sculptural works are infused with symbolism and metaphors in the forms of cages, nests and butterflies.

All works are made entirely of varying weights and types of paper, including hanji (Korean traditional) and common coffee filters.

Representing concepts of time, memory, openness and constraint, the pieces are created with traditional methods, using scissors and simple die-cutting tools; cross-disciplinary techniques, such as weaving and tatting used in fiber arts; and technologies like laser cutting machines.

There are two series of paper nests at Michigan Medicine: one created entirely without the use of adhesive, and the other involves tatting with knots. Viewers are encouraged to contemplate, find meaning and, ultimately, hope.

Be sure to check out the work for yourself before it’s too late:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through March 6