Paper Cutting

Recently, I picked up a fun new book from my local bookstore. The book is called Paper Cutting – Contemporary Artists/Timeless Craft by Laura Heyenga and it features 26 contemporary artists that have a way of manipulating paper in such a way that will make a viewer never look at the medium in the same way again. One of my favorite artists featured in the book was Mia Pearlman who creates what look like swirling storm clouds and weather systems locked inside a room and creeping from the walls and ceiling. Although the featured pieces were stationary, they carry with them the same energy that might be captured when one takes a photo of an approaching tornado. You feel the photo move.