My paper jungle visits Japan!

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Yay! I have just found out that my submission has been accepted in the International Papercut Triennale in Minobu, Japan.

I have recently been interested in representing natural ecosystems with paper.

As it happens in nature, the most important element in a papercut is solidity and balance: everything needs to be linked together in a solid yet fragile system. If something breaks or lacks balance, the rest will fall apart.

For Minobu, I decided to study the Amazon forest and the variety of species living in the different vertical levels of the jungle. Studying natural books and photographs, I created a three-level systems of interconnecting elements.

I sketched every layer on thin paper and I then cut the drawings from two sheets at the same time, so that I could keep a hand-cut copy for myself and I could also try out different colour variations.

I separated the different layers and the background using foam board strips backed with double sided tape.

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A back lit papercut is always of great effect:

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linda toigo the wild green yonder work in progress

Here is the final work. Re-thinking about it, I probably could have added more complexity within the layers.

My project will be exhibited together with 50 other works from around the world until November 2016.

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2 comments

  1. Congratulations! This papercut is beautiful.

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