3D paper artwork ‘Shoal of Koi’ by Amanda Deadman


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L: 53.7cm x D: 4.2cm x H: 53.7cm

3D paper artwork ‘Shoal of Koi’ by Amanda Deadman

Amanda Deadman’s ‘Shoal of Koi’ is a delightful 3D paper artwork full of joyous colours and details which will keep you captivated! Amanda is fascinated by patterns and shapes in nature and loves the movement and forms of fish swimming in shoals.  She creates her sculptural pieces intuitively. Each fish is constructed by hand and made from watercolour paper. Every piece is sprayed several times in watercolour and acrylic using a spray diffuser.  As with a lot of Amanda’s relief pieces, she likes to have one piece (in this case a Koi fish) in a different colour, to represent individuality, and this is no exception with one gold koi.

The whole piece is framed in a deep white box frame glazed with Perspex. The result is a vibrant and colourful textured relief design. As with all her 3d paper artwork the different shadows cast are as interesting as the piece itself

Amanda cuts her paper pieces by hand, uses card punches, and also uses a dye-cutting machine. To enhance the 3D look she sometimes mounts each piece on differing heights of tiny foam board plinths.

3D Paper Artwork Artist

Amanda Deadman Artist creates stunning 3D paper artwork made from handpainted and cut paper pieces.  Beautiful, bright and colourful artwork that will certainly elevate your walls!

Amanda’s art journey began with a degree in 3D design and photography from West Surrey College of Art and Design. She works with a variety of media. From college, she produced kiln-formed glass for sale exclusively through Aaronson galleries in Piccadilly London, and Edinburgh, Scotland. She has also painted all her life, producing photo-realistic work, in watercolour and acrylic on canvas.  Her sculptural artwork exists in galleries and collections across the globe.

More recently, Amanda has returned to her 3D roots and now specialises in creating beautiful, intricate and detailed cut watercolour and paper artworks. She loves using watercolour, gold leaf and gold ink, and creating interesting colour graduations.

She has also branched out into creating completely white artworks which she continues to explore.

Amanda Deadman sculptures are handmade in her tranquil home studio in North Oxfordshire, UK.  The natural world, such as flowers, insects, birds, and fish inspires her artworks. She is also very much a book and film fan, and her favourite films and books, such as ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’ also feature in her work.

Boha welcomes Amanda and her delightful paper sculptures to our gallery.

Dimensions 53.7 × 4.2 × 53.7 cm


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