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Striking Black and White Hand-Cut Paper Designs

Boston-based paper artist Joe Bagley produces all kinds of intricate designs that feature a single sheet of black paper, hand-cut with an Xacto knife. All of the intricately cut spaces are one full interconnected sheet and, as a result of this tedious process, no two pieces are ever the same.

The artist has a great eye for producing realistic details with just the slice of a page. When a piece is complete, Bagley mounts the delicate outline with archival adhesive onto a white illustration board. The final results are often a play on positive and negative space, where the artist built his concept on the black paper, but the final product is an extremely striking contrast between solid black and white. One of his most intriguing pieces is his branches design, measuring 30×20 and including over 25,000 holes in the paper! If you are interested in purchasing his work, you can visit his Etsy shop, Papercuts By Joe.

Papercuts by Joe on Etsy
via [Farewell Kingdom]

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