Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Horrorgami Addams Family Mansion


This fabulous paper model of the Addams Family mansion, based on the house in The Addams Family movie (1991), is part of an exhibition of the work of paper engineer, Marc Hagan-Guirey, at London's, Gallery One And A Half (1 - 14 November 2012).



The exhibition features 13 paper constructions of iconic horror houses, each one cut from a single sheet of paper using the kirigami technique, which Hagan-Guirey has dubbed "horrorgami". His other works include the Overlook Hotel from The Shining, The Amityville Horror house, and the Bates Motel from Psycho.

You can watch an interesting little featurette on Marc Hagan-Guirey's, Horrorgami, here.

22 comments:

  1. His work is amazing!
    Just imagine having that for a 'nightlight' ;)

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    1. Oh, a nightlight is a wonderful idea, Laury! I'd love that!

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  2. Wow, it looks so perfect! I love it.

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  3. Wow! Color me very impressed. Thanks for sharing the link to his other work. I'm heading there right now.

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    1. My pleasure, Melissa! I'm sure you'll enjoy the featurette!

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  4. Neat find! Thanks for sharing this with us. I wasn't at all familiar with these horrorgami works! I'd love to have one of those Addams Family mansions sitting around as a decoration, perhaps with a few candles lighting it up from behind. That little car is great! I can just imagine Lurch behind the wheel. :) I can't wait to check out all the other horrorgami creations! Those are all such iconic spooky houses.

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    1. Hi Justine,

      You're welcome! I'd love to have one of those Addams Family mansions as a decoration too! Imagine what a cool shadow it would cast on a wall! :) Yes, the car is so cute, and I can absolutely imagine Lurch behind the wheel! I'm sure you'll enjoy the featurette. I'd love to see the exhibition in person.

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  5. That is amazing - thanks for sharing! :o)

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    1. I agree, and my pleasure, Insomniac's Attic! :)

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  6. That is absolutely fantastic! I would love to have that as a centrepiece Hallowe'en decoration to set the mood! ~♥~

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    1. Hi Bella Morte,

      Oh, it would make a stunning Halloween centrepiece! :D

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    1. Hi Mina Lobo,

      Haha. I totally agree! Very gasp-worthy!

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  8. Wow! Wow!
    Fantastic post Emma. One sheet of paper hu?!
    Too punkin cool
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    ox

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    1. Hi Goth Clothes Online,

      Yeah, one sheet of paper! So clever and cool! :)

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  9. uhhhhaa... thsi is really cool, it's really inspiring
    i just might have to use this in my research next semester
    the artistry is amazing

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    1. Hi don,

      I agree, it's very inspiring! It would be so interesting to see how he actually makes them. :)

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  10. Wow, an absolutely wonderful piece of art! Love the blue lighting which is makes it look quite eerie.

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    1. Hi Maynard,

      Yes, it's an amazing work of art in its own right, but the lighting adds that extra special element to his work.

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