Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Posted by Jenny Hudson
Recently I’ve been getting into cut work. Beautiful pieces of art with intricate patterns, lamps with cut out botanical shapes to allow the light to shine through and laser cut wooden ornaments.
Here are a few of my favourites.
Helen Musselwhite’s beautiful fairytale landscapes are brought to life in hand cut paper sculptures and collages. Her work is reminiscent of mid century design, folk and ethnic art; while her use of bold colour and strong graphic lines nods towards contemporary trends.
Among the pretty paper flower bouquets and paper accessories at Book Work Eats Flower, you can find some lovely hand cut cards like the one above. Papers are sourced from around the world and recycled sustainable materials are used where possible.
Designer / Illustrator Julene Harrison (above and top) creates hand-cut custom artwork that make terrific gifts for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Text, images and even portraits are carefully cut to create personal and unique artworks. A ‘ready-to-hang’ range is available to purchase from Julene’s Etsy store.
These cute little fellas are Tree Bots. Lovely wood cut robots, perfect for decoration anywhere in the house and available in turquoise and mustard. They’re created by and available to purchase from Boxbird.
I’ve blogged about Hanna Nunn’s lamps before. Botanical designs from Hannah’s sketchbook are cut from paper and then laminated for strength and durability. They give off a beautiful ambient glow. Purchase from Radiance Lighting.
Remember this? I featured it back in February but thought it worthy of another mention. It’s from the New Zealand Book Council. I love how the story comes alive and peels off the page.