Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Cutting by Beatrice Coron

I've always been fascinated by paper cutting. My first recollection of paper cutting was when I cut paper Valentines in elementary school. Needless to say, I cut the heart in half by mistake. I was broken hearted (no pun intended!) Since then, I've found paper cut art work in boutiques and little shops around the area and had a special one from China given to me as a gift by a para who worked in my class and knew my love of art. It's so delicate that it felt like cotton in my hand. 

This is a TED video featuring Beatrice Coron, who creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and more. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices. This video is fascinating as she describes her artistic process and how she weaves stories of history, science and more into her artwork. 


  1. That is amazing. I want to be a paper cutter now! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. HI Kathleen! I'm also fascinated by paper cutting! The cape she created was amazing!