The art of Ingrid Siliakus is beautiful, fragile and awe inspiring. If you are me, scissors are not your friends, especially if you need to cut a straight line. All of this is done with an X-acto knife and a steady hand.
Using only a sharp X-acto knife, the artist carves away at both loose leaf paper and books, transforming them into scenes from MC Escher, historic churches, stately buildings and architectural day dreams.
Siliakus was inspired to create her paper architecture when studying the work of paper artist and architect Professor Masahiro Chatani. After evaluating his work for many years, she tried her hand at making her own – with architects Berlage and Gaudi as her muses.
These are all made from one sheet of paper. One.