Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Copper Plate in Progress

A city is growing between my ribs at the studio these days...

NYC Maker Faire

 On September 21 & 22, my paper Montreal and I went to visit the New York Hall of Science as an exhibitor and pop-up demonstrator at the MYC Maker Faire 2013!

In addition to exhibiting my own artwork, I gave a series of free demonstrations, where people could sit and create their own pop-up cards with me. People of all ages got to take home their own fearsome shark, or their own cityscape - and some umbrellas too!

Showing my lifesize pop-up people and their surrounding neighbourhoods was an amazing way to connect with other makers, especially papercraft artists! One beautiful origami piece was by a fellow Canadian named Jonas Lobo. He had a beautiful round folded piece of paper that slowly breathed:

And a tiny city-builder, by the name of Wurlington Press!

 As well as the Life-Size MouseTrap performance troupe all the way from San Francisco!

There was an amazing kids-only Robot Foundry, with the ROBOT of FREE HUGS!

And the Texas Bike Zoo's 2-person butterfly bikes - which I could seriously have ridden all the way back to Canada in!

And of course - delicious food trucks!

The NYC Maker Faire was a pretty magical weekend to spend in NYC - and I hope the people who learned how to make their own pop-ups make some magic of their own!