The technique of scherenschnitte comes from Switzerland and Germany, literally meaning "scissor cuts". It is an incredibly intricate art of paper-cutting, and when practiced by Swiss immigrant Lucrezia Bieler it arrives at a truly breathtaking level of intimacy.
Cutting from a single sheet of paper, Lucrezia brings forth gentle creatures, both human and animal, straight from the pages of storybooks and fairy tales. Whether it is a sleeping fox dreaming of rabbits, or a dancing bear performing a waltz with the cosmos, her work is poignant and simply beautiful.
That such drama can emerge from a blank canvas is part of the fantastical nature of Lucrezia's art. It is taking a pure black expanse and through the utmost dedication incising leaves, branches, trees, grasses, birds and beasts that leap out, unrestrained by their two dimensions. A whole world is born from one piece of paper.