Paperholm began in August 2014 as a daily project by artist Charles Young (previously). One new object is designed, made, photographed and uploaded each day. All of the models are made using 200gsm watercolour paper and PVA glue. This method allows for rapid construction and exploration of diverse areas of architecture, pushing the possibilities of this single material.
Construction paused on completion of the first island after a year of daily additions.
The project continued from November 2015 with the construction of a series of five new islands, through further daily additions, building up to the exhibition of all of the pieces together as a constructed archipelago for the first time at the NEoN Digital Arts festival, Dundee in November 2016.
This continuation of the project is supported by New Media Scotland’s Alt-W Fund with investment from Creative Scotland.