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From thousands upon thousands of hole punched paper dots from magazine articles that are painstakingly collaged together with a set of tweezers and an incredible amount of patience, Nikki Douthwaite creates these astoundingly detailed portraits.
Rebecca J Coles is a paper artist based in the United Kingdom who creates three-dimensional sculptures from a hand drawn and cut assemblage of colorful butterflies from recycled paper. In her use of recycled paper, she is able to dissect small bits of color, imagery and text to form these silhouettes that are later reconstructed and later encased. These sculptures can be composed of anywhere from hundreds or even thousands of butterflies!
The “Specimens” by Michael Mapes are comprised of hundreds of dissected photographs and fragments contained in various forms making for an interesting and yet peculiar depiction of the person themselves.
Erika Iris Simmons makes composite art portraits of people associated with the item that she has chosen to manipulate. She may be more widely known for her series entitled “Ghost in the Machine” where she took cassette tapes and old film reels to produce portraits of famous individuals.
With this particular series she has taken up a new medium, sheet music, to manifest these delicately intricate portraits which are beautifully executed.
Christine Kim is a Toronto-based artist who with the combination of painting, drawing and paper cut outs composes these lovely collaged illustrations.
David Adey is a master of taking something from our every day lives, fashion magazines, and transforming them into these incredibly detailed works of art. With this particular piece entitled “Swarm”, there is a whirlwind of different tones of skin pulled and cut from the very pages of magazines and pinned to form a literal swarm as if nature itself is erupting from the depths. Also very appropriate, since spring has approached us in this very manner. One can only imagine the extensive amount of hours placed in how meticulous it is. Also be sure to check out his other immensely detailed works at www.davidadey.com.
“A play of solids and voids as well as content and proportions, the wispy creations explore the notion of an unseen network of energetic motions while illustrating the transient quality of a single moment.” — Designboom
Scottish-born, Paris based Georgia Russell is no amateur when it comes to manipulating photographs into rhythmic textural images by way of paper under the knife. Her pieces transport you to different times and evoke countless emotions that add to the narrative of each piece.
Helen Friel is a freelance Paper Engineer and Illustrator, living and working in London. In 2009 Helen graduated from Central Saint Martin’s with a First in BA Graphic Design. Her work has been featured in Papercraft, Papercraft 2, Grafik, Design*Sponge Online and Aesthetica Magazine.
Predictions is a series of images exploring the art of hepatomancy – predicting the future by studying animal entrails – first practiced by the Babylonians over 4000 years ago. A personal project in collaboration with photographer Chris Turner. Continue reading
I had recently come across the talented Brittney Lee and her beautiful fantasy-like illustrations and then while going through her work was completely blown away by the fact that she creates some of her paintings in paper form as well and I must say the detailing in these pieces are absolutely incredible. So it is my pleasure to share this treasure with you.
ACT I – The First Meeting
Thomas Hillier during his studies at Bartlett School of Architecture created this refined architectural piece entitled “The Emperor’s Castle. It starts with a story built upon paper cuts and fine threads into these beautifully crafted collaged scenes of Toyko. Thomas’s architectural interests go beyond the built environment to include art, design, story telling and installations with a particular interest in how literature can be directly translated into urban and architectural space. The story continues to grow in every chapter.