I mean, WHAT? This is the paper-cut work of Japan-born, California-based artist Kanako Abe. Her work is unbelievably delicate – it’s like poetry made from single sheets of black paper. Sigh. Here is the description of her work found on Paradigm Gallery‘s site:
“For Kanako, creating Kiri-e [the art of paper-cutting in Japanese] is a way of meditating on everyday thoughts, emotions and interconnectivity of the nature and universe. Through her delicate visual poetry, she tries to tell stories about beauty found in fragility and transience and explore the correlation between vulnerability and strength.”
So beautiful. ps. I would not be able to meditate while attempting this kind of work … I’d be much too busy cursing.