These incredible paper cut art is the work of British designer and illustrator Julene Harrison. The Chicago-based artist was originally a fashion and textile designer but had just recently gravitated towards the intricate art of paper cutting. On an interview with the Gentleman Crafter she says this about her path to the creative industry:
“After studying and working as a textile designer for the clothing industry, I moved onto paper-cutting after being made redundant in 2008.”
“My first paper-cut was a lightweight gift, to my then boyfriend, now husband, that I could easily send overseas. I didn’t think anything further of it. I couldn’t have imagined that it was the start of my new career.”
“As it was well received I made two more as wedding presents. I started a blog with these pieces and people seemed to like them. That’s when I started getting commissions, initially from friends and then from strangers.”
Images: Courtesy of Julene Harrison.