Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cut & Paste

While flipping through this month's issue of Interview magazine, I came across the work of artist Francesca Gabbiani. Her meticulously created artwork is made of tiny pieces of cut-out paper. Drawing inspiration from rococo mirror frames, Alice in Wonderland, and the films of director Dario Argento, Francesca's work invites the viewer to come up close and explore. Only then will you see your own face reflected in the black space enclosed in each one of her paper frames.

View more here.

Gold Rush, 2008
Colored paper and gouache on paper
53 3/4 x 50 3/4 inches

Lost at Sea, 2008
Colored paper and gouache on paper
40 x 30 inches
44 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches framed

The Healers, 2008
Colored paper, gouache and acrylic on paper
59 x 43 1/2 inches
59 x 43 1/2 inches framed


Michael said...

How long do these things take to make? Decades? Baha.

Julio Cesar said...

It must take some serious dedication!