MODEL HOUSE LANTERN...
My model house lantern commissions are a real passion of patience, love and care. Paper has an incredible versatility and through experience and play I have found ways of using this wonderful medium to recreate those quirks and details that make somewhere special.
Models are approximately 30cm high (or long, depending on the style of building) and this results in about 10cm in depth.
I welcome commission ideas for other sizes of model, please just get in touch.
I can recreate up to 3 sides of a building, dependent on photographs. I design each of these from scratch and build each shape and layer by hand; folding, glueing, embossing and curving to mimic the architecture and details.
The reverse of the building will be plain with an opening to insert an LED tea light candle (included) onto a platform inside, lighting up the windows and bringing a whole new dimension to the model.
As with all my artwork, this can be made in either all white paper or in colour. I often like to work with a slightly limited palette if in colour, adding plenty of white where I can to keep things fresh and bright.
I prefer to source my paper from local stores in Amsterdam that I can cycle to, which cuts out emissions as well as supporting smaller businesses.
To quote I will need a full front photograph of the building, as well as any from the side or an angle if possible. Close up photographs of particular points of interest or details you would like included are particularly helpful also. If it isn't possible to get photographs, this might not be a problem if you are able to share a Google Maps location where there are enough images on Street View or similar.