Thursday, October 01, 2009

Russian Article

I just got an article published about my work in a Moscow magazine called "Echo of the Planet". Very excited about this. Can someone translate it for me?

Меган Брейн- I believe that is my name in Russian.

Thank you Мария Дубинская (Maria Dubinskaja) for the interview and exposure!


Blogger Shelley Noble said...

Love your work. Congratulations on the International acclaim!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Arthur Gorissen said...

Looks Awesome!

as usual...

indeed: congrats!

12:39 AM  
Blogger verabee said...

I can read it but it's taking me forever and making me feel like a four-year-old. But yeah, that's your name in Russian! Russia loves Megan! :D

10:46 AM  
Blogger ALMSMcQ said...

It says: International Sensation, Megan Tindle takes over the world one precious, precise paper cut at a time.

Well, if it doesn't say that, it should.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Kevin Kidney said...

Congratulations, Megan! Your work absolutely deserves global acclaim!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Ty Carter said...

You're work is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it, The united Airlines commercial is one of my favorite shorts, and I call it a short, ever!! So cool!

3:50 PM  
Blogger griselda said...

Woah... that's totally awesome.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Chris Battle said...


2:35 PM  
Blogger Katerina said...

Well first I'll introduce myself: Hi I'm Katerina Cherrell and I am a Multimedia and Digital Arts student in Australia. I am also a big fan of your paper sculptures and regularly visit this blog. :)
Also, I can read Russsian. I am not a pro at translating but I can give you a brief summary of what that article says.
The article is called, along the lines of, "The Living Paper of Megan Brain". The part in bold says that "American artist Megan Brain uses "cold weapons", and quite legally, along with scissors, glue and of course, paper. Megan, is a paper sculptor and it may sound unusual but this is her day job."
The article then goes on to explain in greater detail what paper sculpture is and how its a rather rare form of art in Russia, whereas in the west it is becoming quite popular and more profitable. It says that Megan Brain did work for big companies such as "United Airlines" and that paper sculpture can be used in anything from book cover design to brochures to billboards. The writer marvels at how intriguing and captivating Brain's work is. "How is it possible to use such tiny bits of paper and create such stunning detail" the author writes.
The second part of the article talks about the illustrator in much greater depth. Like, how Brain these days, is not as keen on private commissions, as she is more interested in personal projects such as exhibitions, contests and or compertitions and general illustrations for things like books and music albums. "The main profit, Brain gets from work done for various animation companies such as Disney Imagineering, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. It seems that paper sculpture can be used in animation too and it is called "stop-motion" and we thought everything these days was CGI. Actually, Megan is familiar with this animation too, as she graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco"
The article says that for the artist there can be no such thing as "rubbish" because all paper is good, whether it is old or a little scrunched up. Megan's favorite thing, according to the article, is the ability to play with size and dimensions and paper allows her to do that.
One paper sculpture can take up to several days to complete. The article mentions Megan's latest projects such as Madagascar 2 characters for the credits and "Princess and the Dragon" for Nickelodeon. "Megan says that her work allowed her to look at the world differently and she always looks to further exploring the full potential of paper" " "When I see a blank sheet, I say ok, right now its nothing but soon enough I will make something great out of it." she says."

This is basically it. Hope that helps. I'll keep coming back to see your work. It gets me into a happy mood. I love it. Congratulations on the article!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Megan Brain said...

I thank you so much for translating this article for me. You went into such detail. I really appreciate you going to the trouble. It really made me laugh because she elaborated on so much stuff. There are things you translated that I don't remember even talking about. Anyway, thank you for checking in on my blog. I need to be better about posting new work.
Do you have a blog?

1:30 PM  
Blogger Katerina said...

Well at the moment I have a blog but it was more for collecting research and inspiration for my projects at uni. Kind of like a diary, I suppose. Its if you would like to have a look but I intend to make a another site soon to showcase my own work. I am really just starting out at the moment.
As for the article, I can't believe how long that post was. I guess when I said 'brief summary' I clearly got carried away! I am glad that you enjoyed it though. It was hard for me to translate, especially when it came to quotes, so I did as best as I could. Sorry if anything got lost in translation. :)

8:08 PM  
Blogger pakoto said...


3:46 AM  
Blogger Mark Bachand said...

I think it's're talents have gone global...awesome stuff Meg!!!

4:25 PM  
Blogger lorelay bove said...

Hi Megan!
It was very nice to see you last Sunday. And to know that you are doing great things, Congratulations about the article!


12:21 PM  
Blogger Kendra Melton said...

WOW that Indian piece is crazy detailed. AMAZING work!

1:45 PM  

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