“Horrorgami” is a concept created by Marc Hagan-Guirey, also known as paperdandy.
Drawing inspiration from his childhood, and memories of watching horror films with his older brother, he has created a fascinating new form of horror art.
His obsession with horror films and imagery has driven his admirable creative endeavor, creating dioramas of iconic horror houses.
Each piece is created from a single piece of A4 paper, nothing is added or glued. They are simply cut and folded into shape. Each piece is strictly limited to an edition of 13 and comes in a high quality display case and back lit light box.
The light-boxes create an awesome effect, and these dioramas are a great addition to any horror geeks collection.
The artist himself says : “Quite early on I knew the best way to display the buildings was to use light boxes. The models themselves have a dual personality. In day light in it’s most innocent and pure form you can see exactly how the piece has been engineered and crafted, but at night when backlit, the model turns into a different type of creature. Theatrical silhouettes bring the model to life and the imagination takes over filling in the blanks. I liken this to the effect of watching a horror movie during the day as opposed the much more fearful experience of watching it at night.”
Paperdandy has promised several more pieces to be unveiled at his first showing this coming Halloween at Gallery One and a Half in London.
Said to include the houses from Psycho, Beetlejuice, and the Overlook Hotel from the Shining, I can’t wait to get a peek at those!
Be sure and check out the paperdandy website, and if you are going to be in London around Halloween, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the guest list for the showing!