Obviously referencing a time when patience in creating art was a virtue and all that was needed was the artist and their medium, the intricate paper silhouettes of British artist, Pippa Dyrlaga, are both beautiful to behold as well as impressively detailed. But how exactly does she make all those minute cuts so perfectly so as to create an enchanting image with the sum of them? They unobtrusively hearken back to a time when patience in creating art was a virtue and all that was needed was the artist and their medium.
“The process of making the work is as significant to me as the finished piece,” Pippa says, citing that she finds it to also be, “very calming and meditative.” Having originally studied Contemporary Creative Practice at Leeds Metropolitan University from where she graduated in 2006, it was only while studying for her Masters in Art and Design (she graduated in 2011) that she began pursuing her art in earnestness. “I was trying to find my own way of working and was experimenting with a lot of different techniques, both illustrative and 3D work,” she tells Yatzer. “I was looking at lots of different things like shadow, Plato’s cave allegory, and also animal archetypes. The silhouettes were a natural progression. I fell in love with it immediately and it really made sense to me as a visual style.”