I have a very special appreciation for papercut artists. Although ubiquitous and, as a result, often overlooked, paper is a beautiful medium that's as fragile as it is versatile. The amount of detailed attention, patience, and talent that go into each and every slice is astounding, and the results, breathtaking.
While scouting the internet for inspiration, I happily stumbled across British paper cut artist Helen Musselwhite. What initially caught my eye was her gorgeous winter scene (pictured above). As those of us here in New Jersey wait with bated breath for our first (and quite delayed) snow of the season, I found her landscape transporting. With shades of white and a few dashes of color in the dusky sky and the glowing cabin, Musselwhite has depicted a slice of country life that is the stuff of dreams.
I quickly clicked over to her website and found my jaw dropping and heart quickening with each of her incredible works. From Medieval castles to whimsical woodlands, Musselwhite has created a magical world with little more than her hands and some paper. I've shared some of my favorite of her works below, but head over to her site to get lost in the fantastical imagination of Helen Musselwhite.
All photos via Helen Musselwhite