With Christmas only a week away, it feels very appropriate to share this magnificent cut-paper creation by Elsa Mora. I somewhat-recently shared her amazing Garden of Books, and she’s back with another intricately-detailed piece. This one is titled Winter Wonderland which features the cross section of a house that’s all decked out for the holidays. There are so many lovely things in this work, and I’m always in awe that Elsa overlooks nothing. Even the lampshade has a tiny pattern on it!
Winter Wonderland is currently on display at the MoMA Design Store until the end of the year. So, if you’re local to NYC, stop by and check it out (and tell me how it looks in person!).
Katrin Rodegast is a German illustrator who creates cut-paper sculptures that are later photographed to create a 2D image. Using bright, solid colors she builds intimate scenes, delectable edibles, and revealing portraits.
When done well, I’m a big fan of paper-sculpted illustrations. They’re tactile and neat to look at, often with a lot of interesting details peppered throughout. Just take a look at the tiny apps on the iPhone or taped papers to the wall. Delightful.
Ya’ll, I am so impressed with this cut paper sculpture by artist Elsa Mora; the details within it are incredible! Using just acid-free paper and glue, she creates depth and texture through well-placed cuts and minuscule, hand-punched holes. Close-up shots reveal wonderful things like the tiniest decorated books on a shelf. Get lost in this piece titled Garden of Books.
You might be familiar with Mora via her excellent blog, Art is a Way. If you don’t read it, I highly recommend that you start. It’s one of my go-to blogs, and it features ceramics, artists, crafts, and more.
I featured the work of Jared Andrew Schorr many years ago, when I first started this blog. I’ve been following him on Twitter and keeping up with his work ever since. Jared works with cut paper, using a lot of flat colors and a little bit of texture. The emphasis is on shape design and shadow. Because he layers his papers, wonderful drop shadows appear behind the different elements of his work giving it a slight sculptural effect.
Jared’s work is very smiley, and recently he’s taken on clients in the educational sphere. He’s also illustrated a lot of cartoon characters, including Adventure Time, one of my favorites!
All images via his blog.