Look around you and check if there is any vintage object within your sight. An old magazine, your father’s camera, an old-fashioned picture frame, one of your mother’s favourite trinkets, memorabilia of some kind. Most certainly you will find something. As Sloane Crosley, a young writer living in New York and a professor at Columbia University, puts it “our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart”.
Nostalgia and heart are precisely two ingredients offered to us by Jennifer Collier’s paper art. A young British artist living in Stafford, she creates unusual, beautiful art pieces from paper, by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching it to produce paper ‘fabric’ which she then uses to ‘remake’ common household object. In the process, they actually become works of art with a vintage aura that inevitably fascinates viewers, bringing memories to their minds.