Paper Brick Symphony

Art installation that transforms waste paper.


“Paper Brick Symphony” is an innovative art installation that transforms waste paper as a medium for both artistic expression and environmental awareness. It explores the transformative power of repurposing materials and goes beyond the usual to merge sustainability with creativity.

A few years back, I embarked on a project born out of curiosity and a desire to repurpose waste paper. Every piece of paper, cardboard, or anything else that found its way into the recycling bin became a potential ingredient. I began by shredding and drying paper, transforming it into sturdy paper bricks. Limited to the winter months, I’d let them dry on the home radiators. Crafting these bricks became a joy, and despite lacking a clear purpose, I amassed a collection of 116.

During a trip to Sicily, witnessing farmers drying cheese without traditional shelves sparked an idea. It was then that the potential of the paper bricks I made became clear, leading to the creation of “Paper Brick Symphony.” This visionary piece features paper bricks suspended from a wooden structure, symbolizing both artistic ingenuity and environmental care.

Measuring 8 feet in length, 7 feet in height, and 3 feet in width, the installation stands out with its carefully arranged paper bricks. Each brick, with its own texture and color, adds to the beauty of the structure. Deliberate placement invites viewers to explore the interplay of light, shadow, and space, creating an engaging experience.

“Paper Brick Symphony,” aims to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds, fostering dialogue and reflection on the intersection of art and environmental consciousness.