Each month we highlight an artist or organisation who supplies the Cape Grace shop with desirable design items. This month we feature Keri Muller, whose exquisite work with paper is better seen than described.
Artists sometimes find their creative outlet with a bit of life experience under their belt and this is exactly what happened to Keri Muller. She is currently finding fame and working mainly with paper, creating art objects, paper sculptures, installations and an eclectic range of beautiful things.
Keri worked in the travel industry but was always a collector of random objects and discarded books. She admits to being a “Treasure hunter, hoarder, maker of stuff, collector, browser, day dreamer, walker, traveller. A lover of all things old and new, colour, silence, design, paper, forgotten items and spaces, the Karoo, buildings and structural lines.”
She gives new life to abandoned things and transforms them by folding, gluing and cutting them into highly desirable artworks. Popup books and cards, delicate paper mobiles and humorous sketch prints are all part of her range.
You might have seen her installations at Cavendish Square Shopping Centre, brightening up some boarding with paper trees and flowers cut out of cool-drink cans. Some of the staff were so enamoured that she showed them how to do it themselves. Keep an eye out for an installation by Keri Muller at Cape Town Book Fair 15-17 June, which is still a secret at this stage.
Her blog acts as a diary for all the things she observes in her day to day life like patterns, shapes, trees and plants and is a random and exciting eclectic collection of her inspirations and work. Take a look at it and come and see what we have at Cape Grace supplied to us by Imagenius, at 117 Long Street, who has more of Keri Muller’s work.