Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday Welcome: TomoKirigami

Each week I'm using Etsy's Pounce feature in order to discover new items "from undiscovered shops waiting for their first sale" as the Etsy site states. This week's welcome is extended to TomoKirigami in Los Angeles, CA. Tomoko was raised in Japan and enjoys the Japanese papercutting art of Kirigami. In Japan, the word kirigami has been in use for a long time because "kiru” means to cut, and “gami” means paper. So, kirigami means to cut paper. Tomoko's designs are cut from origami paper and are glued onto heavyweight cold press watercolor paper. They are available in an 8x10 size and would look great grouped on a wall. Check out her creations here!