Japanese artist Masayo Fukuda is a master paper cutting artist.
Mastering the craft known as Kirie, the traditional art form involves cutting intricate forms from a single sheet of white paper and then contrasting it against a black background to reveal the design.
This amazing form of art requires tremendous patience and a steady hand.
At first glance, the beautiful artwork looks as though it was rendered using fine-tipped pens, but Fukuda carefully cut every detail from one sheet of paper.
Fukuda create mind-boggling detailed designs using simple tools: a cutting mat, blade, and paper.
The finished products are more than amazing.
More of Masayo Fukuda‘s work can be found at https://kiriken.thebecos.com/en/.
Maud Vantours was born in 1985 in France.
A graduate from the Parisian school Duperré, Maud follows a Design training with a specialization in textiles and materials research.
Color, material and patterns have an important place in her work, like paper, which became her favorite material.
She sculpts it in 3D layer after layer, by superimposing paper and colors to create inspired patterns in volume.
Maud’s work transcending a simple material and transforming it into a work of art.
Her design creations are original graphics of multicolored and dreamlike landscapes.
Her patience and intricate skills shine in every piece of artwork she creates.
More of Maud Vantour‘s intricate works can be found at http://maudvantours.com/en/.
Most have heard of Oragami, but have you heard of Kirigami?
The major difference between the two is that, in origami, you fold paper, whereas in kirigami, you fold and cut paper.
Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut;
cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami.
A difference between kirigami and the art of “pop-up” is that kirigami is made out of a single piece of paper that has been cut into a design.
Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as pentagrams and snowflakes.
It is an art that takes a true plan, a steady hand, and a piece of paper.
Not to mention … imagination.
Kirigami artists and clubs can be found throughout the Internet.