Especially during these strange times, we all deserve to (virtually) share a cup of tea with each other and spend some time listening to one another. Take a deep breathe, heat up the kettle, and stay calm. We'll get through this together!
If you'll be in NYC over the next month, head over to see the Connective Tissue exhibit by Lisa Nilsson, a Masschusetts-based artist who makes incredibly detailed anatomy cross-sections from quilled paper. We have been following her painstakingly beautiful work for a while. Nilsson told us her first exposure to the rolled paper technique known as quilling was at a junk shop in Vermont, where she spotted a gilt crucifix, delicately quilled in tightly rolled circles. She first incorporated the technique in abstract box assemblage pieces, but later brought quilling to her anatomy cross-sections. Nilsson's interest in scientific imagery led a friend to send her a link to an image of a 19th century hand-colored photograph of a sectioned cadaver. "That image was the inspiration for my first anatomical piece," Nilsson told us via e-mail. Her work is on view at Pavel Zoubok Gallery at 531 W 26th Street in Chelsea through Nov. 9th.