Wonderful Japanese Paper Cut By Ayumi Shibata
Ayumi Shibata is an artist from Japan, whose specialty is the traditional Japanese paper cutting. Through her work, she wishes to draw attention on the relationship between humans and the environment, and on the way we care about nature and, more precisely, the world. She thus produces paper sculptures representing cities and natural landscapes with many details, which she sometimes places in glass containers or in books. She uses white paper to express yang and light, and the shadow cast by the shapes of her cuts represents yin, the part of shadow.They dwell in the sky, in the ground, in the wind as well as in various objects such as old trees, big rocks, and man-made creations.