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Paper Art Unfold

I am currently working on a new paper artwork which celebrates my bridal dress. Although I am married, I was never the owner of one of those extravagant wedding dresses, as in my time it was pretty cool to marry “freestyle”. So you can imagine how much fun I’m having designing one now, even if it is on paper.
I think this post will satisfy those among you who are fascinated with “the process” (as opposed to “the result”) and the way things tend to unfold, as these featured images unfold the beginning steps of my work process.

These days my choice of colors is influenced by water, as I am absolutely fascinated by the “underwater feel”. In this work, I have left behind the use of bright vibrant colors and instead painted a wide selection of watery turquoise greens and light ocean blues, combined with soft warm greys.

It’s always a thrill to draw the initial sketch on the attached pieces of carton knowing that from this moment onwards, my fantasy is about to become real.

My desire and challenge was to create a lace-like-look with paper. So I dived into some textile books to unravel the world of lace techniques. I ended up finding lots of inspiration, and obviously could not resist giving it my very own artistic twist.

With great devotion and loads of patience, I eagerly began the labor of shredding and tearing hundreds and hundreds of snippets to complete this new work. What excites me here, as well as with my other works, is the feel and effect of the various layers of paper. It’s a movement and sensation that I like to call 2 ½ dimensions, as I feel like I’m painting with paper.
Thank you for bearing witness to my paper art in process…I continue with an open mind, ready to embrace whatever happens along the way! Enjoy, Bianca

Bianca Severijns Siam Interior Design

When art meets interior

What makes our house a “home”? Naturally, we don’t want our interior to project a “copy-paste- showroom” style, so we surround ourselves with the things we love: pictures, books, collections and treasures from our travels speak volumes about our range of interest and create a unique “at-home” atmosphere. They are an expression of our taste and are the source of our home’s unique and authentic atmosphere.

Yet, as far as art is concerned, a deeper level prevails. Art has a higher calling: to nurture and connect you to your senses and emotions. When you purchase art, you should feel thrilled and emotionally connected to it. Your chosen art piece, whether a painting, a photograph or a sculpture, should touch your inner soul. Buying art should never be entirely for the reason of investment or a wish to own an object of desire.

As you have to live with your art on a daily basis, it should never have the status of yet another piece of furniture. As an artist, I believe that a well chosen work of art will have a positive effect on your life. Art has the power to create and enhance feelings of happiness, compassion, peacefulness, closeness and even intimacy.

Today someone told me my artwork gives her tremendous inspiration. I was deeply moved by her words. I identify with her: I am very attached to a photograph of an olive tree that has moved with me to six different locations within different countries. Each time I moved, I would hang the photo in my new home, without any doubt. The olive tree represents strength: even when you cut its trunk to the ground, new branches sprout and eventually grow into a new tree. Every time I look at this photo, I feel connected to an inner strength.
Yes, when art meets your interior, it should definitely empower you and the space you live in! Don’t you agree?