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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sara Burgess

Sara Burgess is an artist who creates amazing, paper cut art. From her website:
About fifteen years ago, Sara put an x-acto blade to an unfinished sketchbook. She liked the silhouettes, the relationship between positive and negative space – still does.

Today, she draws and then cuts, slicing thousands of lines until a story emerges – seeing and planning for what stays versus what falls away. She says things like, “your brain has to think of what remains” (very wise). She’s meticulous and calculated, some might say, downright crazy.

She, like you and I, didn’t realize that people still practiced this tradition. She remarks on how it’s refreshing to see someone put a lot of time and patience into something – so few of us have time and patience anymore.

In case you’re wondering, her hand cramps before her eyes get tired – a lot of people wonder that. She loves how unequivocally non-digital this craft is. It’s the opposite of technology. It’s raw, simple, soft, tangible and breathtaking.
Thanks to Scott for sharing Sara's website with us!


  1. Holy tedious artwork! This stuff is amazing!

  2. What beautiful, ethereal work! I've always loved the look of white-on-white, and her subtle shapes & intricate designs are truly works of art. I'd love to own one of her pieces!


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