Artist Uses Fine Blades to Create Mind-Blowing Papercut Works of Art From a Single Sheet of Paper

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July 21, 2021 Updated: July 21, 2021

For the past 10 years, Pippa Dyrlaga, an artist based in Yorkshire, England, has been employing fine blades with an oh-so-delicate touch to create intricate traditional papercut works.

Drawing inspiration from things she sees around her and amidst the natural environment, Pippa cuts each work from a single piece of paper.

“The simplicity of a blank sheet of paper appeals to me,” she shared on her website. “Paper is used in so many aspects of our lives and used to communicate with each other, and I want to do this through my work.”

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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)

After getting the inspiration and settling on a specific design, the artist begins her work on a blank piece of paper.

“They are first drawn out by hand on the reverse of the paper and then cut using a scalpel,” she explains. “They can take hours to complete, and I find the process is as important to me as the finished pieces.”

After cutting out the finished hand-drawn sketches, a delicate touch is needed, as some connections are just millimeters in width, with lace-like threads of paper seeming to weave patters through mid-air.

“There is nothing as ordinary as a blank sheet of paper, but it has so many possibilities and can be turned into something beautiful or meaningful, without adding anything to it,” she shared.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)

Pippa, who holds a bachelor’s degree in contemporary art practice from Leeds Metropolitan University, and a master’s of arts in art and design, showcases her artwork on her social media pages.

Recently, Pippa created a goldfish cutout, done in color, which has amassed a fair amount of attention on her Facebook page.

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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)

“It is lovely! You are one talented gal!” commented Louisa Hermione Harris.

During her childhood, Pippa lived in a canal boat near waterways surrounded by the best of British wildlife, and this unique lifestyle is what inspires many of her creations.

Here are some more breathtakingly intricate papercut works by Pippa:

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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
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(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)
Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Pippa Dyrlaga)

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