One-of-a-kind papier-mâché sculpture.
Sylvia Estes is an assistant gallery curator and artist living in Kingston, New York. Interested in the spontaneous act of creativity, Estes’ work pays homage to Emily Dickinson who famously wrote poetry on torn envelopes, and her grandmother, who jotted notes on the back of tea bag wrappers (“perfectly good paper”). Born out of a response to her own, very immediate desire to create, Estes’ sculptures are crafted from recycling in her kitchen. By giving in to the process, allowing tares in the cardboard and her home environment to guide the forms, Estes creates organic vessels and curved light fixtures that direct illumination and space anew.