Benja Harney is a paper engineer. Working both in Australia and internationally, he is renowned as a pioneer in his field. As a professional creative, artist and educator, over the last 12 years Harney has led his Sydney-based studio, Paperform, to develop a body of work that pushes the possibilities of the paper medium. Pop-up books, paper sculpture, installation, illustration, packaging, fine art, fashion, animation, set design – Harney makes anything and everything possible within this endlessly inventive material.
To complete the visual feast for Taste, Benja was commissioned to create amazing art that looks good enough to eat, from zucchini flowers in a forest of mushrooms and gold-flaked meringue to glazed figs, gooseberries and chili-peppered prawns.
Taste Creative CoLabs with Benja Harney: