Artist Felix Semper shows his admiration for one of the greatest rappers of all time, the late Notorious B.I.G., through his most recent creation. Semper in turn presents this insane stretchable paper sculpture featuring the likeness of Biggie.
Properly outfitted with a crown, the sculpture then acts as a giant slinky of sorts, stretching from head to neck and back again.Made from layers of glued paper. The bust can be transformed to stretch, twist, elongate and retract.
This fluid movement gives the sculpture a playful mobility as opposed to the traditional esthetic.This paper sculpture took over 3 months to make, it was all hand made. I was immersed in Biggie’s music and culture as well as paintings while I was creating this sculpture.
Felix’s stretchable paper sculptures are inspired by traditional marble stone busts. Through this fluid movement each sculpture has an added playful mobility as opposed to the traditional aesthetic. He has transformed the medium to stretch, twist, elongate and retract.