We’ve seen a lot of paper cut illustration over the past couple of years but the precision and craft of Bianca Chang‘s work is immensely impressive
Chang is based in Sydney where she works as a graphic designer, creating her paper art pieces in her spare time. Her works are created by hand-plotting multiple sheets of 80gsm 100% post consumer waste recycled paper – “minimizing the impact of paper consumption and consciously transforming a typically disposable medium into a long term piece of art,” she says. “Each layer of paper is hand plotted and cut using a pencil, surgical blade and ruler. The cut-out of each layer gets incrementally larger about an axis to make a smooth void when finished.”
Recent projects include this piece for Sydney’s A4 Paper Festival, created from 135 sheets of paper.
This video also ran at the festival showing the construction of the piece:
Her commissioned work includes this for Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine
And a video showing more of her process
See more of Bianca Chang’s work here
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