I can hardly clip a coupon without messing up the cutting job, let alone endeavor to do something like this.
Artist Maude White creates these intricate pieces of art made entirely from plain paper. She makes the illustrations using a craft knife to cut tiny lines and shapes out of the sheets, creating images with the negative space.
“I have great respect for paper. When I cut, the think membranous material reveals its strength to me,” she says on her website. “Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries.”
White sells her intricate paper art cuttings, along with her jewelry and other art, in her online shop, called Brave Bird Paperwork and Jewelry Company. Check out some of her amazing works in the slide show above.