Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Yulia Brodskaya is a young Russian artist that is an expert at the art of "quilling." Quilling is a paper technique using thin strips of paper that can be rolled or manipulated and then glued to a background on its side so that the piece does not look flat. Yulia has done work for such reputable companies, from Target to Starbucks, and even Hermes. At Yulia's site, she explains how quilling has such a visual impact through light and shadow, texture and color. No matter what time of day or position you are in the piece above, the old man with his guitar, can be perceived in many ways. This kind of reminded me of when you pick out a paint color swatch it doesn't always look the same when you put it up on the walls, depending on the time of day and how much light the room gets, etc. 

It is so refreshing to see someone with such tremendous talent working in such a new medium. I've always thought the paper art of Origami was really interesting, but "quilling" is taking it to a whole new level for me!


Yulia working away at her art of paper crafting.