Shear Beauty. Cut Paper Art By Lorraine Nam.

above: Rice Husband

Like Peter Callesen, Helen Musselwhite, Yuken Teruya, and Yulia Brodskaya, here's yet another artist who's very talented with a pair of sharp shears. An illustration graduate from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Lorraine Nam paints, illustrates and hand-cuts paper like no one's business. The results are Asian-influenced storytelling with highly detailed cut paper silhouettes.

These three stunning and intricate pieces are crafted from a single piece of mulberry paper that measures approximately 22" x 30".

Rice Husband, detail:

Rice Husband, detail:

Rice Husband on black:


Asphyxiation on black:

Asphyxiation, detail:

Asphyxiation as a cover for a RISD publication:

Gender Role, cut from one sheet of Mulberry paper:

Gender Role, detail:

Other examples of her hand-cut paper art:

Joy Luck:

Joy Luck, details:


Starling, detail:


Be sure to see Lorraine's other work, such as her illustrations and paintings, like the bird and green eyed boy shown below.

Lorraine Nam

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