above: Rice Husband by Lorraine Nam
Like Peter Callesen, Helen Musselwhite, Yuken Teruya, and Yulia Brodskaya, here’s yet another artist who’s very talented with a pair of sharp shears. An illustration graduate from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Lorraine Nam paints, illustrates and hand-cuts paper like no one’s business. The results are Asian-influenced storytelling with highly detailed cut paper silhouettes.
These three stunning and intricate pieces are crafted from a single piece of mulberry paper that measures approximately 22″ x 30″.
Rice Husband, detail:
Rice Husband, close up:
Rice Husband on black:
Asphyxiation on black:
Asphyxiation as a cover for a RISD publication:
Gender Role, cut from one sheet of Mulberry paper:
Gender Role, detail:
Other examples of her hand-cut paper art:
Joy Luck, details:
Be sure to see Lorraine’s other work, such as her illustrations and paintings, like the bird and green eyed boy shown below.