Sculptress Judith Hoffman has been into bridges ever since her dad built one to cross the small creeks of the Chattahoochee River. She’s spent the past decade making large-scale environmentally responsible art that draws attention to the structures we build and the permanence we seek — like the golden levy she constructed out of 500 pillows, or the house she replicated with a life-size paper slip cover. She’s raising funds on Kickstarter to build a 15 foot-long, 342-piece Floating Paper Bridge. Made from 5,472 unique cuts and folds and hanging from the ceiling, this paper bridge does not connect anything and cannot support weight. (A likely fan of Opposite Day…) Hoffman’s project draws attention to the symbolic and real capabilities of a bridge to forge and sustain connections. As Hoffman notes, in military strategy, bridges are often the first thing to blow up. In short: make bridge, not war.
You can support* Hoffman’s project here.