Thursday, November 6, 2008

Carved Wax & Paper

The breathtaking pieces by Jolynn Krystosek are made from cut paper and carved wax. Yes, that is wax...can you believe it?! My head is still spinning too. The work reminds me of romantic cameos with a fresh and modern twist. Krystosek also goes the extra step in properly displaying the artwork, as seen with the re-enforced wooden holders. I feel presentation is so important in distinguishing professional artists and their work. Krystosek's wax pieces are a perfect example since the wooden holders don't take away from the pieces, but instead they compliment and complete the work.

How do you feel about presentation? Does the extra effort pay off for you?

38 comments:

megan said...

these are gorgeous!

fly tie said...

wow. no, i can't believe that's wax. amazing. i agree with you about how these are presented.

Darling Dexter said...

All I can say is wow...I don't even notice the presentation. There is so much detail that overpowers it.

Stella said...

I think that presentation is very important for professional artist and their work: I agree with you!

Franco said...

wow that's really cool, such details

Julia said...

So delicate and beautiful. I'd love to see the artist making it

Julia said...

That's so funny, I was actually thinking about posting about packaging today! I think presentation says so much about an artist's work. I'm really needing to bump my packaging up a notch!

bandelle said...

Presentation is so important for your work and even yourself. These carved wax pieces are incredible.

Kylie

cindy : quaint said...

i think the right presentation can make or break the piece. this work is stunning. so much detail.

Uncle Beefy said...

Yes...breathtakingly beautiful!!! LOVE! Such detail! And, yes, the extra effort made in presentation does not go unnoticed.

thrilled by the thought said...

The paper one is the one that struck me. It is just gorgeous.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Presentation is everything - in almost every aspect of life!

Summer said...

oh yes, everyday I am more convinced that presentation is the crucial part of completing anything.
the 2nd one, the paper, is spectacular beyond belief

Amarilulu said...

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Stephanie said...

Wow - I'd love to see these in person. I wonder if they have the beautiful beeswax smell.

And I think presentation is key - key! Anything the eye can see is important.

erin@designcrisis said...

These are really, really amazing!!!

Erin said...

these are... i think... wax??
unbelievable and GORGEOUS. so inspiring! Thanks for posting them so that now I can drool over them!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Insane! Just beautiful. Given the medium, I'm afraid to see what happens if it gets too hot in the room, though! :-)

Presentation means a lot to me. Even if I'm buying on etsy or at a local crafty fair...I'm always drawn to the things that are displayed the best.

SimplyGrove said...

SO so gorgeous!!! The detail is crazy!!

A Print A Day said...

i would like to think that generally speaking, substance should take precedent over presentation. but i do think that presentation is a large factor, especially with more creative folk. besides, there is so much competition, that everything counts. i think this is why stylists, designers, advertisers and marketers are in a thriving industry. a good example would be target. it pretty much sells the same thing as other big box retailers, but it has excellent store environments, marketing and design departments that make even everyday mediocre things look a bit more special. i used to work as a designer for a large big box retailer as well, and we'd look to other successful retailers with excellent presentation for inspiration.

anyway, my comment is very long winded.

and gosh, those cuts and carvings are beautiful.

SHILL said...

awesome to the max!!!!

Chris said...

Whoah, this is really impressive! I think presentation means a lot and counts for a lot. They say first impressions really count, and I totally find that to be true in most cases.

Krissy said...

um... WOW!

Leah said...

Breathtaking!

Courtney said...

Holy cow- those are so amazingly intricate and beautiful! Cut paper and carved wax- wow. Great find!

Songy said...

presentation is everything I'd say.

even the crappiest thing can look good when presented well.

Now I love paper art. These are the best I've seen.

Simple Answer said...

Stunning.

kat said...

Presentation is key. This work is amazingly intricate and detailed, wow.

aimee said...

i'm amazed when someone can create something so extraordinary out of common materials. these are stunning.

Lynne said...

They are amazing. But they make me feel a bit stressed out looking at them - I could never do something with so much fine detail. Very impressive indeed.

Jules said...

these are incredible. i have such an appreciation for this kind of art - it must take a tremendous amount of patience and passion.

Sarah Von said...

So lovely and fragile. I find myself inexplicably thinking of overcast November afternoons in Iceland.

What?

Hey Harriet said...

Amazing work! Wax? Gosh! Presentation is very important to me. The way in which something is displayed, and also the way things are packaged. I always appreciate thoughtful touches to presentation.

Wendy said...

Wow, those are gorgeous!

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Sometimes presentation may not matter, however... by paying attention to those extra little details, it can really make a difference.

I am still in shock that this is all wax... amazing!

shi(f)t said...

gorgeous!

we could grow up together said...

breath-taking!

Esti said...

amazing pieces of art!

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