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Confetti Stack

Artist Lenka Clayton creates a confetti tower from 18,180 stacked tissue paper sheets

Jun 26, 2014 | By Staff Writer

British artist Lenka Clayton experiments with weight and balance in her latest artwork that features 18,180 tissue paper sheets stacked on top of one another. The thin pieces of paper in her sculpture, titled “confetti stack”, are carefully arranged by the artist in a straight vertical line. Balanced and upright, this free-standing sculpture has a diameter of only 1.5 CM and stands at a height of 190 CM (6 feet). Different colours are incorporated into the sculpture, forming a vibrant kaleidoscope of textures and shades along the length. While the sculpture is aesthetically impressive, watching the artist meticulously performing this balancing act could be an installation of its own. The “confetti stack” is now being exhibited as part of the “Seymour show” at the Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines in Strasbourg, France.

This quirky artwork follows in the same vein as her previous absurd works that, according to Clayton’s bio, “exaggerates and alters the accepted rules of everyday life”. Her previous works include hand-numbering 7,000 stones, searching for 613 people mentioned in a single edition of a German Newspaper, filing one person of each age from 1 to 100 and reconstituting a lost museum from a sketch on the back of an envelope.

 Confetti Stack 2

Confetti Stack

Confetti Stack 1

Learn more about the Artist and her work here 

Images courtesy of Lenka Clayton

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