Watch the video above to learn about Christine and her process!
Hello and welcome!
I am Christine Kirk, the artist behind Paper Meditations. I hope you take a moment to get to know me and learn about my artwork.
You may be wondering, what are "Paper Meditations?" This is the name I have given to my three-dimensional paper sculptures. As the name implies, I hope they bring your focus into the moment and inspire contemplation and reflection. You may also ponder how they are crafted and how something as mundane as paper can create something unique and beautiful.
Paper Meditations has been my hobby and passion for more than 20 years! It began when I wanted to decorate the walls of my home on a limited budget. I was determined to create something unique, so with a professional background in graphic design and lots of creativity, I knew I was up for the challenge. I experimented with folding sheets of computer paper into identical forms and then putting these modules together. Beautiful patterns and designs emerged! I was amazed that this process led to seemingly endless possibilities and was inspired to continue my exploration of paper as a sculptural medium. I have since incorporated color into my work as well as patterned paper and have utilized additional techniques of cutting and bending paper. My process has remained the same though in that I never aim for a specific result. I let the manipulation of the paper lead me to a final piece. I like to think of it as "playing with paper." I hope you enjoy browsing through my gallery and let me know what you think.
Christine M. Kirk
1st Place Award in 3 Dimensional Category for Tri-Tone Burst, Open Door Exhibition, June 2019 at Lancaster County Art Association
2nd Place Non-Professional for "Golden Facets", Spring Membership Exhibition, May 2019 at Lancaster County Art Association
Member and Master Artisan, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Member, York Art Association
Member, Lancaster County Art Association
Member, Be Creative with the Paper Artist Collective (closed Facebook Group)
Exhibitions in York, PA : Belmont Theater Lobby, Blue Moon Restaurant, York Arts Main Gallery, OffCenter Grill in Yorktown Hotel, City Arts Gallery Holiday Sale Event
Sold to private collections in York, PA area and Mitsuru Ya Restaurant
Honorable Mention Award at the Peddlers Village Fine Arts and Craft Fair
Firehouse Gallery of Bordentown, NJ Exhibition, "Water and Ice"
Freelance Graphic Designer, New York metropolitan area
Full-time Graphic Designer, Family Circle Magazine
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design with honors from Parsons School of Design
Home Fashion Textile Design Award from Home Fashion Association while attending college