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Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women in Water by Sonia Alins

Into the Water II: Cut Paper Illustrations by Sonia Alins

We have seen the beautiful works of Spanish artist Sonia Alins previously, featuring several women with exaggerated proportions floating and even dancing under the transparent sheets of water. This They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Dones d'aigua II showcases the subtle, delicate and ethereal idea of mysterious aquatic environment where the figures emerge or not.

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

The year has finally come to a close and the new year is upon us... Goodbye 2016, not gonna miss ya! I will however say that I look forward to all of the new art projects and paper artists that will pour into 2017. So let's take a look back to the 20 most popular posts from 2016, which span categories such as handcrafted paper sculptures, colorful installations, intricate origami, whimsical set designs, animations with projection mapping and so much more! Happy New Year from Strictlypaper!

Into the Water: Cut Paper Illustrations by Sonia Alins

Into the Water: Paper Cut Illustrations by Sonia Alins

Spanish artist Sonia Alins has created this wonderfully surreal paper cut illustration series entitled Into the Water (Dones d’Aigua) featuring several women with exaggerated proportions floating, and some even appear to be dancing, in the water. Sonia uses watercolored paper for the backdrop, where these figures are then drawn with ink, cut and placed on a semitransparent paper that serves as the top layer of water, sometimes also with the use of wool underneath for added texture and depth. They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Her use of these mixed media elements really adds to the surrealism and poetry of the piece itself. This Dones d’aigua series showcases the dramatic intensity, and intimate experiences wrapped in a metaphorical, allegorical and surreal atmosphere.