As an art medium, manual paper-making has an incredible potential to speak meaningfully about the environment. One artist you should know is Yulia Brodskaya, who has focused on invasive and elegant paper illustrations by combining handmade papers with alternative process photography.
With a master degree from the University of Hertfordshire, this British artist and designer describes herself as a paper engineer.
To create her stunning pictures, she uses one of the oldest techniques called quilling. This craft art contains strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create a design.
She loves to experiment and discover new ways of bringing her favorite things together, especially the fusion between paper and typography. The colors, details, swirls and the movement of her artworks are perfectly in harmony, everything matches nicely with everything else, enchanting anyone who is looking for innovation and creativity.
Her work has appeared in various places, from books and magazine covers to working with some of the largest companies in the world like Hermes, Godiva, and Starbucks.
Today, she turns her playful 2D paintings into 3D drawings using clever paper folding tricks and techniques by cutting and tweaking sheets of paper in ways that complete her sketches.