Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Paper Cuts - Lorraine Nam

Talented Lorraine Nam will soon be graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. Cut paper is her preferred medium. She creates such fine detail... it causes me to look and look again, all the while imagining a story that lies within the piece.Rice Husband
StarlingLorraine stumbled upon the process of paper cutting in 2007 while experimenting with cut paper books. She was intrigued by the 2-dimensional quality of a silhouette turned into a 3-dimensional image.Korea

After creating a number of laborious hand cut books, Lorraine focused more on single images and used shadow to create dimension.Gender Role
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She tells me she doesn't have any plans for after graduation, other than moving to New York. "... the rest is up to hard work and luck, I guess!"

I think the lines of Lorraine's bold and honest self portrait speak of her determination to succeed.
Visit Lorraine's website and blog to see more of her intriguing work.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

That book is fabulous.

M. B. Karger said...

Gorgeous, exquisite, and so well crafted! I love the Starline piece -- captures those bird "swarms" so well. Thank you for the introduction, Ann!

Krissy said...

I love that self portrait! wow :)

Quill Seeker said...

Beautiful work! I love the level of detail. It is amazing how the works can seem so strong and so delicate at the same time.

Ann said...

Absolutely amazing. I can't imagine being able to cut such fine detail.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh my Ann, thanks for bringing my attention to the wonderful works of Lorraine Nam.

An email friend has sent me a link to your blog and since I enjoy paper-cutting and quilling too I will be sure to re-visit often. I will find my way around your blog and leave some comments.

Sonya said...

I always enjoy the stunning eye candy and amazing artists that you share with us!!!! Love your quilling just as much!!!

SUSAN said...

wow....amaziiiiiiiiiiiiing......

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