Caroline Byrne’s bold and colourful installation for Self Space is a papercraft triumph

Caroline Byrne is an Irish installation and display artist based in London, known for her distinctive hand-crafted installations and sculptural art. She delights in making large-scale work that alters the atmosphere of an environment, creating a fantastical reality with humble and familiar materials. And her latest project, a partnership with Canon, breaks further new ground for the artist.

Canon teamed up with Caroline to create a unique art installation for a special cause. She chose Self Space in Shoreditch, London, which describes itself as the world’s first on-demand mental health service on the high street.

To help her out, Canon provided her with the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300; a high quality, A3+ printer with a 13-inch printing width, designed to deliver premium output on both glossy and matte media.

This prompted Caroline to go beyond her usual process of using cut pieces of paper to create the detailing of her plant sculptures and instead use the printer to create the detail and visual textures for this jaw-dropping installation.

There are four sculptures in total – two of which appear in the window of the building, at 69 Rivington Street, with the other two dotted around the space. They’re remarkably detailed, bursting with colour and, quite frankly, unlike anything we’ve seen before.