Finding A New Relationship With Paper

by on August 19, 2015

The art of Yulia Brodskaya might look like beautifully detailed illustrations, but upon further inspection Brodskaya’s true medium is paper.

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Each piece contains hundreds of pieces of paper rolled and shaped and glued to a background. This technique is called paper quilling. And while at first Brodskaya says she thought it might be limiting, she quickly found out the opposite was true.

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Most of her work portrays elderly people. Brodskaya says this is because once people die, all that we have left to hold onto is a physical thing such as a piece of clothing. While the face fades away, those tangible things help us to recall the entire person.

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All artwork is property and copyright Yulia Brodskaya. 2015.