Category Archives: Papier

Eugenia Zoloto

In awe of these large scale paper cuttings of Ukranian artist, Eugenia Zoloto. Her creations are quite intricate and magical with twisting vines, large blooms, birds and flying insects. On an interview with Strictly Paper she says this about her work and inspirations:

“I discovered paper cutting a few years ago, and was impressed by the tender tiny cuts and different ways of using paper. So I immediately tried to do one with simple knife and not the correct paper, the result was ugly, but I loved the process so much – so I began to struggle with this hobby more and more. Soon after I saw a lot of interest from other people and finally turned my hobby into my profession.”

“I’ve read a lot my entire life and I think the main images and ideas were formed from romantic and at the same time dramatic, noir Russian literature. I am still amazed by it. Of course there are many other factors – my life, art, and society influence me as well. I take on inspiration from everywhere – strange dreams, spots on the wall, beautiful songs, etc.”

You can find the artist on Facebook, Behance and Instagram. Some of her designs can be purchased in her Etsy shop, ArtHeartsShop.

Images: Courtesy of Eugenia Zoloto.

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Wirin Chaowana

In awe of these sculptures created by paper craft artist and designer, Wirin Chaowana. The Bangkok-based artist was influenced by Thailand’s traditional fresh flower arrangements. Complex folding and geometric forms replaces the organic flowers in these delicate paper decorations. On an interview with Bangkok Post she reveals this about her project:

“Folding has been my favourite hobby since childhood. I find it fascinating when you can turn a flat, thin sheet of paper into three-dimensional shapes. It creates the perception of depth, light and shadow. It brings paper to life.”

“I fused the beauty of traditional flower arrangements with my personal passion for paper to present Thai flower works in a modern way. The collection is called “Pub Piab Riab Roy” as each word represents the whole construction process. “Pub” is to fold, “piab” means a lot of paper, “riab” is smooth and “roy” is to thread.”

You can see more of her work on Behance and Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Wirin Chaowana.

Kate Bowles

Artist and craft-maker Kate Bowles created these hand bound notebooks and journals with particular attention to the intricate bindings on the spine. The UK-based maker uses fabric, paper, vintage haberdashery and assorted found materials to create these functional books. We love how she also incorporates embroidery, weaving, smocking, knitting, stitching and darning into her work. You can follow the artist on her blog and on Facebook. The books can be purchased here in her Folksy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Kate Bowles.