Paper cut art is a folk art that plays with positive and negative spaces, and involves carefully cutting out a design through a piece of paper with a sharp knife. The areas of the paper left are the light areas of the design and the cut out areas become the darker contrast which then can be layered on top of a contrasting background. It is popular in China and Indonesia, as well as Switzerland where it is known as Schehrenschnitte. In Mexico artists use inexpensive tissue paper to create papel picado for both religious and secular purposes.
About Shalinee Laval: Shalinee Laval makes paper cut art inspired by children’s fairy-tales. Her work has ben exhibited at Le médiathèque de Chantilly. You can find out more about Shalinee and see examples of her work here.