The Delicate Paper-Cutting Art of Hina Aoyama

You’ve probably seen intricate paper-cut art before, but Hina Aoyama takes it to a whole new level by achieving an incredible level of detailed using only scissors.

Unlike other artists who use fine tools like an X-acto knife to create elaborate pieces of paper-cut art, Japanese-born Hina Aoyama only uses a pair of scissors and lots of patience. The Paris-based artist takes anywhere from a few hours to several months to complete her lace-like fragile masterpieces, as she needs to keep a steady hand and arm herself with patience throughout the whole creative process. Looking at her works, I can’t help but wonder if Hina has some kind of magical powers that help her cut out such delicate marvels, but the videos she made of her carving tiny paper details prove she’s just a very talented artist.

Her style reminds me of an artist we recently featured on Oddity Central. Ming Liang Lu, the safe described master portrait cutter living in New York employs a similar technique to carve portraits of passers-by.






For more fragile beauty, check out Hina Aoyama’s Flickr stream.

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