Unbelievably Delicate Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White

THURSDAY 08.14.2014 , POSTED BY

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It’s simply incredible that artist Maude White creates the illustrations you see here with just a sheet of white paper. Using just a craft knife, she makes images that would be difficult for most of us to draw – from delicately feathered birds to a woman’s wind-blown hair. Her works make exceptional use of negative space – a secret best revealed when they cast a shadow on the wall.

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“When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath,” she explains on her website. “With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story. Letting the observer become present in the piece allows him or her to look through it. I like the idea of the stark contrast between the black and white paper, and the cut nature of the work makes my art more three-dimensional than paint on canvas.”

Continuing in the tradition of her creative family, White also creates felt jewelry through her Brave Bird Paperwork and Jewelry company. You can see her latest creations on Facebook and Instagram – but what you really want is to own one of her paper treasures from Etsy.

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