Amazing Paper Quilling by Yulia Brodskaya

Russian paper artist Yulia Brodskaya spend endless hours and days creating heavily-detailed works of colorful portraits made of quilling technique.

"I believe that one of the main reasons I enjoy the paper craft, is due to my love of the material: paper."

"Initially, I was concerned about the limitations of the quilling technique and the material from which the work is constructed - paper & card - as it very much dictates what can and cannot be said within the boundaries of the chosen medium. However, this material limitation turned out to be a strength for me: there is the potential to contain thoughts and ideas in unique ways so that the medium can become a significant part of the message."

"In this laborious work the process has also become important: to my opinion, spending endless hours and days on a piece of work gives the suggestion of great care; not in vain the notion of 'care' is implied in the word 'to craft' itself."

"Being a three dimensional object, the artwork offers multiple views depending on the angle of perception and the intensity and direction of lighting. These things can drastically change the visual experiences and emotional message of the same artwork. The rough snaps below should not only help to see some work in progress stages, but also demonstrate the versatility that can be achieved by playing with lighting and angles."

“I didn’t know there were tools you could use. I just took a cocktail straw and a little cocktail stick, I cut some paper strips and started to ‘draw’. I’m still using the same tools today.”

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