Moscow-based artist Marina Adamova just popped on our radar thanks to Ann Martin, founder of the blog All Things Paper. Though Adamova is a talented illustrator and graphic designer, it’s her papercut artworks that really caught our eye. She’s a self-taught paper artist who combines illustration with paper cutting to create intricate works that often tell a story. We’re entranced by her papercut art that center around nature. The way she captures a sense of movement in water or waves is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Her flower and tree works are equally as enchanting.
Though she gradated from British Higher School of Design, it took Adamova three years of “continuous search and hard work” before she found her calling in paper. It was only in 2013 that she began to call herself a paper artist. As she told All Things Paper, “Actually I started to promote myself as a paper artist on Instagram and Behance not long ago and I achieved 500 followers on Instagram last week, so… as they say, there’s the time to throw stones and the time to gather them. I’m on the first stage, I guess.”