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Cecilia Levy

Cecilia Levy Paper sculptor
Contact
Swedish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+46 706543965
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A new take on a traditional craft

  • • Cecilia is 'obsessed' with making paper sculptures
  • • She feels crafting by hand is like expressing herself in another language
  • • She is inspired by other fields, such as jewellery, textiles, ceramics and wood

Formerly a graphic designer and bookbinder, Cecilia Levy now works full-time as an independent artist, creating sculptural objects in paper using old book pages, wheat starch paste and the papier mâché technique. Her work is exhibited internationally and is included in private and permanent collections, including the Swedish National Museum. In 2017, her public art commission was installed in the main entrance of Stockholm’s New Karolinska University Hospital: 20 plinths holding over 25 unique paper sculptures. She lives in Sigtuna, works in her studio in Uppsala and is a member of Konsthantverkarna in Stockholm, where her work is sold.

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Works

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Photo: © Alvaro Campo
Pasque flower

This papier-mâché medicinal herb was part of a site-specific art assignment, In Fusion – Contemplation Pieces, created for Stockholm’s New Karolinska University Hospital. Cecilia used pages from old books, wheat paste and a wire structure to create her papier-mâché flower.

Height 50 cm
Diameter 36 cm

Cecilia Levy Paper sculptor
Photo: © Alvaro Campo
Coltsfoot

This papier-mâché version of a medicinal herb was created as part of an art assignment, In Fusion – Contemplation Pieces, created for Stockholm’s New Karolinska University Hospital. Cecilia used pages from old books, wheat paste and a wire structure to create the papier-mâché herbs.

Height 45 cm
Diameter 36 cm

Cecilia Levy Paper sculptor
Photo: © Alvaro Campo
Companion

Cecilia has created a papier-mâché teacup, saucer and strainer using pages from an old book and wheat paste. She deliberately left the wording on the pages visible on the inside of both the teacup and the strainer.

Cecilia Levy Paper sculptor
Photo: © Alvaro Campo
Artichoke

This papier-mâché version of a medicinal herb was created as part of an art assignment, In Fusion – Contemplation Pieces, created for Stockholm’s New Karolinska University Hospital. Cecilia has created a papier-mâché artichoke around a central wire structure using pages from an old book and wheat paste.

Height 45 cm
Diameter 36 cm

Cecilia Levy Paper sculptor
Photo: © Alvaro Campo
Ivy

This papier-mâché version of a medicinal herb, ivy, was part of the In Fusion – Contemplation Pieces project created for Stockholm’s New Karolinska University Hospital. Cecilia has created this papier-mâché strand of ivy around a central wire structure using pages from an old book and wheat paste.

Height 30 cm
Diameter 36 cm

Cecilia Levy Paper sculptor

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