hand-cut paper, 44 x 44 inches
23 years old and a self-taught artist, Vanshika was introduced to paper cutting just last year when she came across the work of Béatrice Coron while studying in England. Vanshika has since graduated from The London School of Economics and returned to India where she cuts paper as a hobby.
Inspired by a love of travel and architecture, Vanshika sketches a design on the back of an often impressively large sheet of paper and cuts it with a knife. Occasionally she accepts a commission - Philadelphia Skyline, for example, is displayed in the alumni house on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tree of Life was made for a fiftieth birthday. Vanshika cleverly incorporated symbols of success and luck into the complex and perfectly cut design.
See if you can spot an anchor, compass, axe, ladder, horseshoe, keys, dreamcatcher, four leaf clover and dragonflies.
Here // There // Now
Vanshika describes this floral globe as a modern day vintage map.
It is one of a set of three and measures 23 x 23 inches. See the others on Behance.
Through the Paper Glass was inspired by the delicate patterns of Moroccan architecture.
"Each piece is an experiment since I'm learning as I go along."
Two items to note:
Rachel Hazell's PAPERLOVE e-course launches today, but it isn't too late to join. A 10% discount is still in effect for All Things Paper readers through Monday, October 12.
Cecelia Louie's Quilled and Sculpted Cards e-class GIVEAWAY continues through Wednesday, October 7.