Mayuko Fukino is a self-taught papercut artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City, who combines paper cutting with collage to create these truly unique and intricate illustrations.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and has worked on commission for various clientele. On Roadside Scholar she tells us about her inspiration:
“i think what inspires me most are the challenging technical restrictions of paper cutout. sometimes when i have an idea it does not fall within the conventional rules for my method… and when i see something then the rules decide 1) if i can actually craft it or not and 2) how to go about making it. it’s fun for me to see how far i can go within the limitations. to do that, i always have to make the best use of inventiveness, and sometimes unexpected ideas occur. sometimes i think it almost acts like a guide for me to understand the world. and of course music (like moondog) and literature inspire me a lot. a sound body with storing of memory in five senses.”
The artist can be found on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Mayuko Fujino.
We love these cut paper illustrations created by Russian Federation-based illustrator and animator, Margaret Scrinkl. Small leaves, blossoms and other natural elements form the basis of her work cutting all of the details by hands, sometime looking like jewelry work. More of her work can be found on her website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram. A few of her pieces are available for purchase here in her Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Margaret Scrinkl.
Admiring these incredible paper cuts created by Patrick Cabral, a multi-disciplinary designer and type artist based in Manila, Philippines. This series of endangered species was created in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund to draw attention to animals most at risk of disappearing from the face of the earth. Each piece is created in painstaking detail with layers of white paper accented with glowing yellow eyes and intricate filigree.
You can see more of his work on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Patrick Cabral.