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Public installations of paper-cut art by Xin Song

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Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

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Book art by Lynn Skordal

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Washington state based artist Lynn Skordal excavated an antique book to create an interior filled with faces cut from vintage photographs. I love the effect of the multitude of heads mounted on pins inside the book.

See more of Skordal’s work on her website.

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Lucas Simões cuts and layers digital images into portraits

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In the series “Desmemórias,” São Paulo, Brazil based artist/architect Lucas Simões cuts out geometrical shapes from digitally-produced copies of portraits, and then layers them on top of more portraits of the same person.

Simões writes that he photographs “old childhood friends with whom I no longer maintain contact and also individuals I have just met. The portraits . . . → Read More: Lucas Simões cuts and layers digital images into portraits

Paper-cut illustrations by Louise Jenkins

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Worcestershire based artist Louise Jenkins paints, cuts and layers paper to form stylized images of animals and other natural forms. By day, Jenkins works as a Senior Designer at Royal Worcester Porcelain where she created the Jamie Oliver line of cook, table and giftware.

See more of the artist’s work here.

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Paper cut collage work by Elise Wehle

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“Girl Looks Back” Collage, Paper Cut, Ink Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.75 inches

Using drawings, photos, and prints, Utah based artist Elise Wehle creates collages of landscapes and ethereal figures. Wehle then carves out geometric patterns in strategic parts of the work, adding to the air of mystery in the final piece.

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A life-size elephant folded from a single sheet of paper by Sipho Mabona

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Luzern, Switzerland based origami artist Sipho Mabona recently folded a life-size elephant with just one sheet of paper. The initial expanse of paper measured 50ft by 50ft (or 15 meters by 15 meters) and, at times, took up to 10 people to move and crease. Currently the 10 feet tall (or 3+ meters high) creature is on . . . → Read More: A life-size elephant folded from a single sheet of paper by Sipho Mabona

Paper wearables from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Bea Szenfeld

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Sweden based fashion designer Bea Szenfeld creates entire collections of clothing entirely from paper. In her latest series, entitled “Haute Papier,” she incorporates animals (constructed from paper, of course) as well as clusters of geometric and organic shapes into her designs. Szenfeld’s pieces are held together only by thread and glue. I’d avoid donning . . . → Read More: Paper wearables from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Bea Szenfeld

Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz

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The Border Crossed Me – Migrants by Monique Janssen-Belitz | Inside view: watercolor, crayon, acrylic ink, raffia, 2010

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New Mexico based artist Monique Janssen-Belitz explores the theme of border crossing and migrants. Inspired by the magnificent scenery of her . . . → Read More: Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz

Paper birds by Cheong-ah Hwang

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Columbus, Ohio based artist Cheong-ah Hwang creates delicate paper sculptures. I like the way Hwang cuts and layers the paper to achieve depth and texture.

See more of Hwang’s paper cuttings on her Behance site.

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Origami ball by Hvass & Hannibal

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Hvass & Hannibal is a multi-disciplinary art and design studio based in Copenhagen. One of their most striking pieces is this beautiful hanging origami ball, which was taken into a dark wintry forest to create the design for Turboweekend’s latest album. The 3D origami ball was made from 270 pieces of paper, and colorful . . . → Read More: Origami ball by Hvass & Hannibal