inspiration: scissors for a brush

A few weeks ago I stopped by the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle to check out one of the rotating exhibitions. It’s called Scissors for a Brush, and it’s an exhibition of work by Danish-Norwegian artist Karen Bit Vejle. Her artwork is all papercut, or psaligraphy, done with paper and scissors, and it’s pretty amazing to behold. Intricate, delicate, and sometimes astonishing in scale.

The exhibition features somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 different pieces, and it’s been traveling since 2009. If you’re in Seattle, the exhibit is up through June 16th, and it’s absolutely worth seeing. It was hugely inspiring and it made me wish I had that kind of patience.

The images below are from Karen Bit Vejle’s website, papercutart.no.

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