Why draw on paper when you can do the complete opposite – draw with paper.
The art of paper quilling has been around for centuries, using small strips of coloured paper to create different shapes and turning them images, decorative pieces or even jewellery.
I remember getting paper quilling packs as a child and twirling and twisting the paper to create birds, flowers, and a whole range of different flora and fauna. What simple childhood joys!
It brought back a pang of nostalgia when I came across the work of Russian Artist Yulia Brodskaya. She does, however, takes paper quilling to a whole different level with her three-dimensional artwork.
Here are some of her pieces:
Using just paper and glue, Yulia mixes geometric and organic forms through paper. Each piece often involves hundreds of paper strips and months of planning and execution. She started working as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2006, however quickly abandoned the computer programs in favour of paper art. Definitely a good move on her part! Here she is seven years later – having completed close to 200 projects and commissions.
“Paper always held a special fascination for me. I’ve tried many different methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be ‘the one’ for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it.” – Yulia Brodskaya
Yulia’s original paper artworks are owned by Oprah Winfrey, Ferrero, Hermés, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hermes, Paramount Pictures, Country Music Association, Wimbledon, Mr Issey Miyake and numerous private collectors.
Via Business Insider.