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Innumerable cuts transform single sheets of paper into exquisite flora and fauna

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By US Desk
Fri, 11, 21

Once the excess paper is removed, the resulting works unveil intricate patches of wildflowers and painstakingly sliced fur and fins....

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Innumerable cuts transform single sheets of paper into exquisite flora and fauna

Cutting ornate lace patterns, spindly roots, and scaly chameleon skin with meticulous detail, Yorkshire-based artist Pippa Dyrlaga continues to turn single sheets of paper into elaborate works. Her process involves drawing a design that typically features a floral motif before slicing each component by hand with a scalpel. Once the excess paper is removed, the resulting works unveil intricate patches of wildflowers and painstakingly sliced fur and fins.

An adorably eccentric cast of googly-eyed characters

Innumerable cuts transform single sheets of paper into exquisite flora and fauna

The quirky troupe of characters crafted by Kyiv-based doll designer Lidiya Marinchuk sport a wide range of emotions from surprised three-eyed monsters and gloomy rain clouds to sly foxes in polka-dotted socks.

Innumerable cuts transform single sheets of paper into exquisite flora and fauna

 Sometimes leaving them as soft, plush creatures and others painting their bodies to create sculptural forms, Marinchuk instills each with a dose of whimsy and play.