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British Artist Su Blackwell Makes Magical Paper Art From Old Books

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 29, 2012 @ 12:51 pm In Art,Design,Environment,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycling and Composting | No Comments

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Born in Sheffield, England, Blackwell grew up spending a lot of time on her own and playing in the woods. A textiles graduate from the prestigious Royal College of Art [1] in London, Su now works from her own studio, which is located south of the capital. Inspired by a Chinese paper cutting book she received as a gift, she developed her own personal technique while at university.

Blackwell uses the humble and ephemeral qualities of paper to represent feelings of wonder and melancholy. She creates tranquil unique landscapes from cutting up pages of old books. With titles like “The Last Unicorn,” “the Woodcutters Hut” and “The Girl in the Wood,” her work is always inspired by fairy tales and folklore.

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