Paper cutouts of cartoon characters have evolved into a meme known as Paper Child with a community on deviantART by the name of #paperchildREVOLUTION dedicated to the craft. The basic idea behind the ongoing, user-submitted project is to take photos of creatively composed paper characters against a real-life backdrop. Some of the best in this particular dA group are submitted by 22-year-old French artist Laura, better known as Lowra.
Lowra’s Paper Child contributions offer an entertaining blend of whimsy and real-life interaction. While common themes in the meme involve a human hand lifting their crafted characters up by their shirts, Lowra takes things a step further by adding real props. The clever artist dangles her little paper pal over a pot of boiling water, engages in a sword/knife fight, and even offers a few treats for the cast of paper crafts to interact with.