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  1. Artist: Leigh Suggs

    October 21, 2017 by Erin Fletcher

    During my stay at Penland School of Crafts, I made my way to the Penland Gallery and Visitors Center. There are several gallery spaces within the building, but they each house work related in some way to Penland. The main space features work by artist who have taught at Fenland and this is where I saw the work of Leigh Suggs. Her large cut-out pieces stand out from other work constructed in the same manner. There is wonderful movement to her work and when viewed up close, one can see the texture added through painting that offers a unique feel.

  2. Artist: Maud Vantours

    May 16, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    Maud Vantours is a designer and artist working in Paris and her favorite material is paper! She incorporates a variety of vibrant colors layered on top of one another creating beautiful 3-dimensional designs. Her work has be found in galleries across the globe as well as advertisements for luxury brands and as apart of set designs.

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  3. Artist: Megan Herwig

    July 1, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    Megan Herwig is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art, in addition to receiving a Master’s in Fine Art from the School of the Museum Fine Arts in Boston. I recently came upon her work on Buy Some Damn Art. Her magnificent buildings are made from various materials layered on top of screen prints. She uses paper, tape and fabric to build these architectural wonders.

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  4. Moving Images: Tissue Animals

    November 29, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

    Enjoy this sweet video of animated origami animals constructed from tissue paper. The creators behind this ad campaign for the Japanese paper manufacturer Nepia were able to seamlessly transform from one creature to the next. 

  5. Artist: Maëlle Doliveux

    April 25, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Illustrator Maëlle Doliveux cleverly crafts her designs with paper creating texture and shadow through various cutting, crimping and shading techniques.

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  6. Artist: Katy Horan

    March 28, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Katy Horan has a unique relationship with paper, manipulating it to create these beautiful textural pieces of art. Her female characters are quite haunting and remind me of figures from Edward Gorey’s work. The lacework detail on the garments are extraordinarily delicate. 

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  7. If Only…

    September 18, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Over at Piadesign, innovator and designer Pia Wüstenberg has been experimenting with a wide range of materials from glass to ceramic to wood to paper. Lately, she’s been glueing up layers upon layers of paper, which are then shaped into rings (used to create the vessels above), table legs and lighting fixtures by using a lathe. She then transforms ordinary home decor and furniture into wildly patterned and uniquely irregular objects. You can purchase some of her products over at Utopia & Utility.

  8. Artist: Liam Stevens

    August 6, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Armed with a Pentel 0.7mm mechanical pencil, pile of colored paper and scalpel, Liam Stevens uses these basic materials to create images through expressive lines and shapes.  Liam’s impeccable skill at illustration and shading invites the viewer into these 2-dimensional worlds of whimsical realism.  

    Liam further explores his creativity by transforming his flat drawings into interactive scenes in this animated music video for My Robot Friend. 

  9. Artist: Jen Stark

    August 2, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Influenced by the wild and colorful culture of Miami, Jen Stark builds unimaginable, gravity-defying sculptures out of layers and layers of hand-cut paper.  Jen began working with paper when she studied abroad in France. Armed with two suitcases filled with clothes and no art supplies, she purchased a pack of assorted card stock due to its value and potential qualities as an medium.  She continues to redefine her work into new shapes and complex forms both as sculptural and animated pieces. 

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  10. The Icebook

    July 26, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    The Icebook engages book arts and projection mapping into a magical performance of paper, light, and romance. The Jaffe Center for the Book is running a limited showing of this performance for just $15, and how I wish I could be in Florida in early December. This project was put together by award winning couple Davy and Kristin McGuire whose expertise and talents range from film and theatre to dance and choreography. 

  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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