Tissue Series

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Lisa Nilsson creates these intricate internal landscapes of the human body in cross section out of┬ámeticulously┬árolled Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of paper from old books. This technique is called quilling or paper filigree. She goes on to explain…

Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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