May 29, 2012

by English Muse

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

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6 Responses to “Working with Paper and Scissors”

  1. Wow! Her work is amazing! :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

  2. Kori says:

    Oh my these are gorgeous!!!! Hope you had a great weekend honey… if you get a chance come enter my giveaway for a vintage inspired Snow White necklace and earrings! http://www.blondeepisodes.com/2012/05/snow-white-and-huntsman-giveaway.html

    Kori xoxo

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  4. Oh wow! I love seeing the little scenes on each butterfly, too!

  5. Hannah B. says:

    Absolutely stunning! I just love the papers she chooses :)

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