Paper Lace

When thinking about set design, the mind usually imagines big flats or large wooden structures built on stage, but sometimes beautiful sets can be designed out of something as simple as paper. Here are some beautiful examples:

Punchdrunk's Paper Trees

 

Paper Storm from the "Slash Under the Knife" exhibit at the Museum of Design
Chris Natrop's paper sculpture

And to see how you might build your paper set check out this amazing music video by Lisa Hannigan:

Though they may not hold up for as long as a regular set, for a one-off show, or a site specific piece of work, paper sculptures and sets are a great way to create something beautiful, for very little money.

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