Wonderful paper figures by Maude White
Maude White was born in Buffalo in the mid-1980s. When she was a little girl, her family moved to a small town in the Hudson Valley. In her childhood she was interested in theater. She spent a lot of time creating and presenting her own stories. After graduation, she moved back to Buffalo. Maude got a job in the Public Library where she continued to enjoy reading.
Now Maude is an owner of Brave Bird Paperwork & Jewelry.
The artist believes that her work has influenced such great illustrators as Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Gustave Dore.
Most of her work has been made for specific gallery shows.
Maude White is a papercutting artist. She creates all these masterpieces using only craft knife and paper.
Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is meaningful and beautiful. She loves great strength, yet the delicacy of paper.
Maude creates fantastic scenes and wonderful stories. Every piece of paper holds the immense world of possibilities.
Maude’s papercut art exhibited in galleries, published and used as logos for businesses.
Plain paper, such a universal, albeit fragile material can turn into an incredible, beautiful picture in the hands of a master. It seems that her birds, elephants, plants, marine animals and people really exist in some other reality.
“I have great respect for the paper – says Maude. – Whatever I cut out of it, every time it shows me its strength. And it’s not about physical strength, of course, any of my work can be crushed easily, it’s about the incredible ability of paper to perform even the most complex images.”
Her work is not only accurate, but realistic and believable. For example, the maple leaf reminds lace made by old Russian craftswoman, who knows the secret of weaving art.
The artist sells her masterpieces online.
Official Site: bravebirdpaperart.com