Paper-Cut-Project and Smart Creative Women

I've been listening to the web TV show Smart Creative Women with Monica Lee while working on projects this week. Monica interviews a variety of talented people whose names you might recognize from the design world... you can't help but pick up great tips from each episode. One chat I found especially interesting was with Amy Flurry, an editor, freelance writer, and paper artist. Enjoy it... Amy offers quite a lot of common sense information in a very nice manner on how to go about having your work recognized.

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Wig and background foliage created for a new REDValentino boutique on Corso Venezia, Milan. February 2013.

Now, about that paper art... Amy and Nikki Nye, a formally trained artist and former Atlanta boutique owner, co-founded Paper-Cut-Project in 2009 and have been successfully combining their talents ever since to create fabulous fashion sculptures from heavyweight archival paper.

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One of four wigs commissioned by Christies for the Elizabeth Taylor couture fashion sale and exhibit in New York this past December.

It's funny... I remember noticing the Paper-Cut-Project website when it was brand new. Of course, at the time there wasn't a lot to see, but that has certainly changed - they've been very busy! What hasn't changed is the way the duo create - the paper is still cut, placed, and glued by hand.

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A mask for a private client in London for his 40th birthday masked ball.

Paper-Cut-Project's work has been on display in fashion magazines, designer flagship stores, museum exhibits, and runways... most impressive in a relatively short amount of time. Clients have included Cartier, Hermès, and Kate Spade; Amy obviously knows a great deal about making connections and garnering press.

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Created for the Hollywood Costume exhibition.

For the Victoria and Albert Museum Hollywood Costume exhibition (October 2012 - January 2013), Paper-Cut-Project made sixteen paper wigs to complement costumes that had been worn by iconic film characters.

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Paper-Cut-Project for The Bay, Holiday 2010

Read an interesting Blouin Art Info interview with Amy and Nikki about the V&A exhibit. (edit: no longer available)

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Red wig created for the Victoria and Albert Museum Hollywood Costume Exhibition. It represented Natalie Portman's character in Closer.

I could go on forever posting examples of Paper-Cut-Project's designs - each piece is ahh-worthy, but instead enjoy a visit to their website and find them Facebook and Instagram.

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An intricate wig made for REDValentino's Corso Venezia boutique in Milan.

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