Historical Paper Figures and Masks by Asya Kozina

Not long ago a fellow paper enthusiast alerted me to the website of Ukrainian paper sculptor and relief artist, Asya Kozina (nee Gontsa). She mentioned I would like the work, and wow - yes I do!

Star mask

Asya fashions masks and figures from white paper of various weights. She studied art at Cherkasy National University and is now a designer and teacher.

Cat mask

Her first solo exhibit consisted of more than twenty European historical costumes composed entirely of paper and was held at the Cherkasy Regional Art Museum in 2007.

Gothic paper woman

Gothic paper woman

Rococo paper woman

Asya Gontsa
Asya Kozina
Photo Yana Wija

Just this past May, Asya made an elegant couple that stands atop a paper spiral staircase, and worked with students to create a paper flower archway, all for a private school ball in Kiev.

Large scale paper figuresPaper arch

Something tells me it was an experience they won't soon forget!


Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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