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Wonderfully Illuminated Cut Paper Dioramas by Hari & Deepti

Hari and Deepti The Illuminated Valley

I'm always in shock an awe from artists who are able to transport you to a different world, or dimension for that matter, with their work. Artist duo Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, known collectively as Hari & Deepti, does just that! They are two Colorado-based artists originally from India, who construct these incredibly picturesque cut paper dioramas that illustrate scenes of wondrous adventures and travel to fantasy worlds. Each shadowbox is filled with stories and imagination, brought to life by illumination to capture a fairytale essence and magic for the viewer. "They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of story telling," quoted from Black Book Gallery. "Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them." Their most recent works will be featured during CONTEXT Art Miami from Nov 29th - Dec 4th at Black Book Gallery, Booth 226, so be sure to swing by!

Mythical Gouache Painted Paper Cut Creatures Framed in Vintage Pocket Watches by Nicole Grosjean

Mythical Gouache Painted Paper Cut Creatures Framed in Vintage Pocket Watches by Nicole Grosjean Lotus Dragon Watch

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, with a deep passion for art and nature, Nicole Grosjean pursued her dreams driven by the artistic sensibilities instilled in her by her mother, a sign artist. Through this appreciation for her mother's craft, she discovered a newfound love for craftsmanship and painting that drove her into an artistic career. In this mythical series, featuring creatures such as dragons, a kirin and unicorn, her works consists of watercolor and gouache on cut paper, carefully layered inside vintage pocket watches. Nicole was kind enough to make a beautiful dragon (pictured above) specifically for this post, a dragon within a lotus flower.

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