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Paper and Shadow

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Marina Talamaska

Marina Talamaska (formerly Adamova) creates beautiful, tiny worlds out of paper and shadow. The artist is also an illustrator and graphic designer, but her paper work really blows me away. Her pieces exhibit a wonderful blending of illustration and paper cutting techniques.

Talamaska likes to make pieces that tell a story. Many of them pull characters from children’s stories, and all of them invite us into another world. Talamaska says her favorite things are “the sharp knife I use, finding secondary meaning in fairytales, and symbolism in illustration.”

You can see all of Marina Talamaska’s magical cut paper art on her website and on Instagram.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Paper and Shadow

  1. Love these. I was watching a gardening program about Japan and the presenter explained that for the Japanese designers, absence of something is as important as what’s actually there. Can’t remember the term but these lovely paper art pieces remind me of that ‘absence’.

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  2. That tiny orange dress….!

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  3. Nice work. Love the garden.

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  4. I really like a few of them, the rest I can pass on. The one of the house in the woods is my favorite — Hal

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  5. I love these! They are just the right side of whimsical for me. I think the subject matter suits the medium really well too. I am especially drawn to the pieces that are mostly white because I like seeing the way the layering plays with the light and shadow.

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  6. Beautiful pieces! I love seeing how Paper creates its own color shadows with the play on light. I experiment with that,too and I know I still have a lot to learn.

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