Rebecca J. Coles is a talented paper artist who has produced some splendid paper work of hundred of vibrant colors paper butterflies. She is currently focuses on the reinvention of entomological cataloguing, she says “ I am fascinated with the process by which three-dimensional decorative forms materialise out of flat sheets of paper. By deconstructing various paper ephemera I create unique works of art”.
Each shape is hand drawn and then intricately hand cut from carefully selected paper, focusing on recycling a medium that would otherwise be discarded and lost. I dissect small details of colour, imagery and text into silhouettes that are then re-sculptured, pinned and encased. My aim is to transform an everyday object into a piece of work that invites the viewer to see beyond its original source.
Take a look at her splendid paper butterfly art work below.