Lacy Barry Creates Unbelievable Settings and Props Out of Paper

Paper artist and designer Lacy Barry creates anything and everything out of paper, from visual art installations, set designs, props, and paper illustrations for public art spaces to live installations, window displays, interiors, music videos, commercials, and even apparel.

Inspired by color and shapes, her intricate creations (which sometimes take note from architectural designs) are a joy to behold. Originally from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada and currently based in Berlin, Germany, Barry admits to having had an “over-active imagination” in her childhood, making for an intrinsic need to artistically express herself in anything within reach of her little fingers.

“My family was relocating to a smaller town in the Albertan countryside and I took up work apprenticing my dad, a sign-painter & artist who hand-lettered signs for film sets & businesses,” she recalled in an interview with Bravery Training. “My tasks included cleaning brushes and fetching 8 cups of coffee a day until I was skilled enough hold a quill and grace it like a pro. Taking on some sign-painting gigs on my own, I scraped together enough to enroll in a graphic design course and a part-time business class.”

But it took some time for her original passion to flourish into a full-time job. “Without so much experience in paper, but previous set experience, graphic design education, and some hard-earned business acumen, I took to it like a fish to water,” she says. “It wasn’t long until I was working with a fleet of photographers and directors in the inner circles of Montreal and eventually New York.”

We highly recommend you follow her progress through her Instagram page.

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🦅🦋🦉Raven Crow wing! ✨🤗✨plate 7 from the Little Wing series is a gift when you contribute €1000 euros 💶 or more to my #gofundme … I really need to stress how important support for this is; As a working artist for the last 10 years +, supporting this art baby has taken a lot to raise, almost all my extra income has gone into making and showing my paper works, and I mean all; no rainy day savings, no lofty beach vacations south for the winter, no down payments on a house. I won't lie, following your dreams is hard! So when Venice Design ( part of the Venice Biennale, THE BIGGEST ART FAIR IN THE WORLD) rang up and invited me to show my works, I had to take this opportunity… I mean otherwise what would I have been working for this last decade???… its THE BIGGEST ART FAIR IN THE WORLD ( had to say again lol). So please please donate, as little as 5€ to as much as you can, because it won't go under appreciated at all! And of course as I believe in ALWAYS giving back, your contribution will be rewarded!; with gift paper I custom designed, printed locally in Germany with one of Germany's most quality printers on top quality paper, to pillow covers I also designed and had printed in the UK on some of the best Panama cottons with one of the best digital printers ( they also print for Liberty's London) @libertylondon to hand made paper artworks, I made in my studio with my own hands! I recently took the Little Wing works out over the weekend and they are soo beautiful in person! So please please pretty please ( really trying not to beg) support my works going to Venice, it would be one of the most loving things you could ever do… to those who already have, thank you, thank you, thank you!! Paper art by @lacy_barry #gofundmedonations #paperart #fineart #art #venicebiennale #2019 #meow #february #veniceitaly #venicedesign2019 #support #littlewing #littlewings #campaign #popart #artgallery #design

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