Artist Myriam Dion transforms newspapers into intricate works of art using nothing more than an artist’s scalpel. The artist carefully selects the newsprint she is going to use before cutting and crafting the paper into elaborate paper-cut designs. The resulting pieces, which are both dramatic and fragile, allude to print journalism's delicate position as the industry rapidly changes.
Here at Inhabitat we love when artists reuse materials, but even more so when they incorporate elements of the materials into their designs. When Dion cuts these meticulous patterns and textured shapes into the newspaper, she takes into account the photographs that exist within each page. Careful to respect whatever newspaper she is transforming, Dion invents new scenes, landscapes and narratives within the pages to bring the newspaper’s stories to life.
The French-Canadian artist has won a number of awards for her work, which has been celebrated in recent media responses. Her pieces have been compared to both Arabic latticework and stained-glass windows, which – considering paper is Dion’s only medium – is a bold statement, though these grand and detailed works are certainly deserving of such accolades.
Via The Guardian
Images via Myriam Dion