Pippa Dyrlaga is a paper artist born in West Yorkshire, a place that has inspired some of her work.
She started cutting paper for the first time in 2010, a year before completing her master’s degree in art and design at the University of Leeds.
Her works follow a meticulous process of elaboration, any slightest error can compromise the final result.
She begins her work by sketching the drawing on the back of the sheet, then cuts out the silhouette of the image he would like to create with a scalpel, and then turns the sheet upside down to reveal and finish the finished work.
Some jobs can take many hours to complete, both for design and completion.
Her work is also inspired by nature and everything around it.
She uses very traditional techniques to create contemporary works of art through the use of a single material, paper.
Dyrlaga uses particular types of paper for his works, able to withstand the delicate passage of the cutout also recently also began to use some types different from the traditional one, in total respect of the environment, such as the “Washi” usually used for origami, are produced using the vegetable fibers of mulberry from paper or other Japanese plants.
Her works manage to reproduce landscapes and shapes so intricate and detailed that they seem real.
She has also recently started experimenting with the introduction of colours, making his works more distinct and sharp.
Simplicity underlies everything, nothing more ordinary than a blank sheet of paper but at the same time has so many possibilities to be transformed into something meaningful and unique.