21 Illuminated and Whimsical Scenes as Papercut Light Boxes
What you are about to see looks straight out of a cartoon or Disney movie but is actually an enchanting series of dioramas constructed of paper. Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker are two Indian artists based in Denver, Colorado, who create wonderfully enchanting scenes using layers of watercolor paper inside a shadow box with LED light strips in back causing everything to glow. When they moved to Denver they brought with them stores of creativity, not to mention great stories. According to the artists:
Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities… What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.
via Amusing Planet