Richard Sweeney gets inspirations for his work from nature : mounds of snow and clouds are sources of inspiring ideas. Sweeney is currently part of a touring show titled Above the fold. He’ll be showing his work at the Coda Museum in Apeldoorn this summer. What I like about it the most, is that when I look closer and focus on particular parts of these extraordinary sculptures, I see that because they are three-dimensional, each part looks different, depending on the angle I look . Depending if I look at the whole piece or close-up, we perceive it in different way.
I think that these paper sculptures have potential and if developed further, could be applied to something else like furniture, architecture.