At first glance, the illustrative artwork of Japan-born, San Francisco-based artist Kanako Abe looks like it was rendered with a black fine liner, but each intricate piece is actually cut from paper. Abe has been practicing the delicate art of paper cutting (Kiri-e in Japanese) since 2012, and it’s clear to see she’s now perfected her craft. From floral motifs to figurative paper illustrations, Abe’s thoughtful work illustrates the beauty found in fragility.
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