May 13, 2013

Paper Cut Butterflies by Rebecca J. Coles

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Paper artist Rebecca J. Coles sorts through stamps, hand-written and typed pages,
maps, and illustrations with her eye set on choosing particular colors and patterns.


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Armed with scissors -very sharp ones, I'd imagine-
she transforms these bits of ephemera into beautiful butterflies.


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Delicate butterflies, each with its own history, join together in a winged conglomeration!


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The resulting piece of art is a bold, contemporary statement,
but as we look closer, we see each individual, fragile butterfly.

 
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Rebecca delights in the process of reusing common paper
to draw, cut and shape lovely butterflies into a captivating 3D work of art!
Not entirely unlike the metamorphosis from their cocoons, I'd say.


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Light and airy. So intricate! Just gorgeous.


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Here's Rebecca's website.
 
 
 
All images used with direct permission from Rebecca J. Coles.

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