Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Newspaper lace

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Newspaper lace

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho

Working freehand using a a scalpel Canadian artist Myriam Dion cuts rich textural patterns reminiscent of embroidered lacework right into the pages newspapers. These beautiful designs are reminiscent of both Arabic latticework and stained-glass windows.
Major design elements and photographs from the pages are often incorporated into her paper cuts.
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The original photo shows a line of citizens, presumably waiting to vote. Dion adds textures and patterns to their clothes and setting. It is quite amazing that each tiny cut is made by hand, and yet more negative space is left behind than actual paper.
At a period in history where printed news faces extinction, Myriam Dion’s intricate newspaper lace explores the intersection between folk traditions and popular culture.
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All images are copyright Myrian Dion, for more information please visit her WEBSITE 
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