Liz Valenti

at Sticky Paper Studio

I make clothes in 3D paper collage using a wide variety of papers of different types and qualities from discarded waste to specialist types. I manipulate paper by breaking down the surface to resemble the character of cloth and use various techniques and tools to achieve effects. I like to control the presentation of my work within the frame reflecting my interest in creative window dressing. All my work is presented in box frames.

Research is important to my work, I use an extensive archive of photographs taken on my travels to museums, exhibitions, shops and fashion shows. I am particularly interested in the decorative arts: architecture, ceramics, glass, textiles etc. I am intrigued by the concept of representing hard surfaces as clothes made in paper.