The Art of Paper Cutting
When I saw the cover of one of our Spring 11 catalogs I did a double-take. Is it a drawing, an illustration, or a photograph? I was proven wrong on all counts. It’s actually a 3-dimensional paper craft, taken from the recently released book Paper Cutting – Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft.
The book is a gorgeous compilation of artworks made (almost always entirely) out of paper cut in the most intricate, innovative, and beautiful ways. Having long adored Matisse’s “gouaches découpés,” and more recently Isabelle de Borchgrave’s unreal couture recreations made entirely out of paper, it’s great to see that there are many artists such as Nikki McClure and Rob Ryan currently working in this insanely versatile medium.
Have you ever made artwork that is specifically paper-based? If you have, can you link in the comments below to some of your work? Leave us a comment and you will be eligible to win a copy of Paper Cutting that I’ll be giving away to a random lucky commentator next week.
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