Naho Katayama is a paper cutting artist from Nagasaki, Japan. The self-taught creator developed this intricate technique of constructing dimensions with multiple layers of paper. She started creating a few pieces as a hobby and since 2014 has been cutting paper professionally. In her biography she writes this about her process:
“Â First, I draw a design by freehand,Â thenÂ I break up a single designÂ into multiple patterns in my head before beginning the pieces cutting process. I developed and original technique of creating dimension via multiple layers of paper. My designs are quite small and most of my pieces are hand sized.
â€œI use a sharp craft knife, wood glue and sturdy textured paper ( 233gsm fine watercolor paperÂ ).â€
Images: Courtesy of Naho Katayama.