Textural Hand-Torn Monochrome Paper Tapestries Inspired by Nature

Textural Monochrome Hand-Torn Paper Tapestries Inspired by Nature - Nests

Bianca Severijns is a Dutch-Israeli paper artist based in Ramot Hashawim. Over the years in her studio called “Peace of Paper,” she has developed her own unique artistic style, incorporating pieces of hand-torn paper woven together to create these breathtaking tapestries. Severijn’s inspiration comes from nature, where her use of a multi layering technique and monochrome coloring from white acrylic paint, generates the result of a textured and holistic installation with harmonious complexity, similar to nests.

“The various skins of Earth resemble an amazing organ: new layers are born, they breathe, age, are constantly re-created and lost. I am awestruck by the beauty of the marks, forms, patterns, formation and diversity of earth’s layers,” said Severijns in an artist statement. “In my studio I am abstracting the essence of these earths’ skins, within my beloved paper medium. As an artist, I am binding myself, through my art, to my new homeland and the amazing Earth skins I discover daily.”


“Displacement Series” – Nesting 1

Technique: hand-torn paper, white acrylic, konjac
Size: 84cm x 40cm


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The paper strips, hand-torn with a gentle movements, remove the softness of the paper in its original state and create a unique ruggedness that contains encounters of her travels, reflections, love, loss and happiness. Each layer is composed of several woven paper pieces in all shapes and sizes, which serve as a basis for the next layer, minute, day, year or experience.


“Displacement Series” – Nesting 2

Technique: hand-torn paper, white acrylic, konjac
Size: 88cm x 50cm


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“My art is a physical representation of my ongoing reflective journey. It is paper art, moulded by instinct and an intellect influenced by intuition. My art begins with virginal white paper, on its way to becoming something else, an alteration, a complex form.” – Bianca Severijns


“Tapestry Series” – Tapestry 3

Technique: hand-torn paper, white acrylic, konjac
Size: 80cm x 40cm


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“Everything is dynamic, a manifestation of the patterns, rhythm and exploration that is life,” explains the artist. “It is a process steeped in femininity and labor, which attempts to reach the ultimate goal of purity and peace, not settling for anything less than the glorious artistic multi-dimensional adventure.”


“Displacement Series” – Uprooted

Technique: hand-torn paper, white acrylic, konjac
Size: 88cm x 51cm


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all images courtesy of Bianca Severijns, via direct submission

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