There's a renaissance underway in the art form of cut paper, with an explosion of raw talent and an abundance of amazing work produced in the medium in recent years. This gorgeous volume features work from 26 contemporary international artists who are creating images of astonishing intricacy, using little more than paper and blade. Featuring a host of new discoveries and including art by such stars as Nikki McClure, Rob Ryan, and Thomas Allen, as well as a number of emerging practitioners, Paper Cutting is sure to engage art buffs and indie crafters alike. An in-depth introduction by paper art expert Natalie Avella illuminates the rich history of the centuries-old form, and a whimsical preface by beloved artist Rob Ryan rounds out this delightful collection.
Laura Heyenga is an editor and image researcher at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Natalie Avella is an authority on the subject of paper cutting. Rob Ryan is one of the most popular paper cut artists working today. Includes such popular artists as Thomas Allen (known for his cut-outs of pulp novel covers), Yulia Brodskaya (author of the Chronicle journal Ran Out of Ideas Now What?), Nikki McClure, and Matthew Sporzynski (of Real Simple magazine).