Maude White is the talented artist who created these incredibly delicate and intricate pieces of paper art, which she refers to as Paper Carvings.
Of her work she says:
"I have great respect for paper. When I cut, the thin membranous material reveals its strength to me. No matter how small my cuts the paper holds. There is a certain comfort in that, a comfort I enjoy. I feel that there are very few things in the world as reliable and constant as paper. Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries. By respecting and honoring paper for what it is, and not considering it a stepping-stone to something greater, I feel like I am communicating some of the pleasure it brings to me. I am not creating for Art’s sake. I am creating for Paper’s sake, to make visible the stories that every piece of paper attempts to communicate to us."
This series is called Birds I've Been and she said had this to say about the series:
"Birds I've Been is a new series of cut paper art that examines both women and birds; as observers witnessing the intimacy and action of others, and as participants experiencing and processing events."
Be sure to take a look at the rest of her awesome work here: www.bravebirdpaperart.com