Gallery: Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take ...

Brodskaya’s pieces draw form a longstanding art form that was reserved for women in the past.  Quilling has been practiced since the Renaissance, and it traditionally used repurposed strips of paper that were cut from the gilded edges of books. The paper ribbons were then spun into simple shapes like flowers or decorative coils. Quilling was considered an un-academic art that was practiced by ladies of leisure.

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