RAE’S PA­PER ART

She cre­ates stun­ning pa­per sculp­tures of all shapes and sizes.

CLEO (Singapore) - - ASTAVITA SPECIAL -

How did Pa­per in my At­tic come about? At first, I was just mak­ing pa­per art as a favour for fam­ily and friends, but I re­alised it could be some­thing more dur­ing my wed­ding. My hus­band and I had worked to­gether to make pa­per cen­tre­pieces for the ban­quet ta­bles and peo­ple went crazy over them. In fact, we held a lucky draw for them and a few fights broke out! Also, more op­por­tu­ni­ties started com­ing my way af­ter my hus­band (who is a mu­ral artist and graphic de­signer) col­lab­o­rated on a wall mu­ral for a restau­rant. You’re a self-taught pa­per artist. What’s the process like? When I was a kid, my grand­mother would make lit­tle origami toys for us to play with – they in­cluded pa­per sam­pan boats to race in the drain and pa­per balls to toss around. That sparked my in­ter­est in origami toys and as I got older, I wanted to try and do more with [pa­per]. I bought lots of books, watched lots of YouTube tu­to­ri­als and just prac­tised. I’ve never had art lessons or been to an art school. What has been your most chal­leng­ing project so far? An art in­stal­la­tion I did for the [now-de­funct] New Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel. The build­ing was about to be torn down, so they al­lowed artists to come in and turn the in­te­rior of the build­ing into their can­vasses. I was al­lot­ted a space on the main stair­case on the first floor, but I didn’t re­alise that it was a glass stair­case with nowhere to se­cure the flow­ers to. I had to try out so many ways to make it work.

Name: Rae Lim Age: 34 Job: Founder of Pa­per in my At­tic Con­nect with Rae pa­per­in­my­at­tic.com @pa­per­in­my­at­tic

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