This spring, I can’t seem to get enough butterflies. I keep finding them everywhere.
This is the work of English artist Rebecca J Coles. She creates these lovely, three dimensional, pieces from bits of discarded paper. In her artist statement she writes:
“Each shape is hand drawn and then intricately hand cut from carefully selected paper, focusing on recycling a medium that would otherwise be discarded and lost. I dissect small details of colour, imagery and text into silhouettes that are then re-sculptured, pinned and encased. My aim is to transform an every day object into a piece of work that invites the viewer to see beyond its original source.”
The finished work is beautiful, but I love seeing the details, and noticing the bits of scenes printed on the paper.
I so enjoy art that takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.
Have a lovely Tuesday,
Sarah from Design Flourishes
all images from Rebecca J Coles’ website