Fine artist Laura Cooperman creates these beautifully intricate paper landscapes in response to her extensive journeys around the world. Inspired by her travels these paper cities take the form of the sights she has seen, paying tribute each place she has visited.
Using only a scalpel, sheets of paper, and some pins, Cooperman’s two-dimensional cities are almost like a fine drawing, a silhouette displayed against a plain backdrop.
After studying and working in New York and then Beijing, an award gave Cooperman the freedom to travel for the following year. Referencing the specific architectural landscapes she saw in each place, she notes that her paper artworks reference the “loss of localized meaning in our contemporary world.”
Images © Laura Cooperman