There is something about the texture, colours and thickness of paper, which combined with a high level of skill and patience can be turned into something so very beautiful. The intricate “paper sculptures” of UK artist and illustrator Helen Musselwhite certainly do not disappoint in this regard. I cannot imagine the hours that go into each one of these pieces……, not to mention the steady and delicate hand!!!!
“Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and textured surfaces. They are then used to build scenes in box frames which are often complex and consist of many layers. This process means that each item of work is truly individual with no two pieces the same.Influenced by the natural world each piece is manipulated to become an intriguing place, a glimpse into another world of fiction and fairytale.”
You can purchase pieces from her website which is well worth a look or you can commission pieces.
I love the all white pieces which rely on the shadow to bring them to life…………
….Bunnies in the Valleys….
Something for the children’s room…..
“Owl Town” is one of Helen’s more recent collection, very whimsical and playful…you can just imagine all the little characters of the owls…
…..but I think “Midnight Foxes” and “Beauties Butterfly” below are my favourites……How about you??
Glass Domes and Wedding Bells
For those of you planning a wedding, the glass domes below would be perfect for a centre piece at a wedding table, they will certainly last longer than a flower display, and would create the perfect talking piece.
On with the colourful journey………………….