Photograph courtesy of Jackson Fine Art, Greg Lotus, and Paper-Cut-Project

Athens author Amy Flurry and former Addiction boutique owner Nikki Salk have madly cut and glued their way from the downturn in the economy. Their Paper-Cut-Project-that they transform ordinary Bristol paper into distinctive, delightfully detailed wigs, masks, and accessories-started like a creative outlet following the magazine Flurry authored for folded and Salk’s boutique closed. It’s since morphed right into a booming cottage industry.

“We both shared an appreciation of fantasy, fashion, and storytelling because it performed in the web pages of magazines,” states Flurry, who travels regularly to Salk’s Decatur studio to brainstorm and make new pieces. The duo can spend as much as 80 hrs constructing the design, that have referenced sixties fashion photography and also have used natural forms like leaves, down, and seashells. Given that they launched Paper-Cut-Project at the begining of 2010, their masks and wigs have grown to be coveted products for worldwide brands like Hermès, Jeffrey, and Cartier, topping models’ heads on runways, decorating shop home windows at Kate Spade, or gracing a forthcoming Italian Vogue spread shot by New You are able to professional photographer Greg Lotus.

The pair’s paper wigs are earning the jump from accessory to art object, because of Jackson Fine Gallery owner Anna Master Skillman, who clicked up all seven wigs in the Italian Vogue shoot. Skillman displays the wigs (which run within the $3,000 range), in addition to Lotus’s black-and-white-colored photographs in the magazine shoot, at Jackson Art Work from November 3 to The month of january 21. Skillman may also present the wigs as you-of-a-kind sculpture in the annual festival Art Miami at the begining of December. “The object is so intense and delightful and hand crafted,” states Skillman from the wigs. “They ought to be exhibited and presented nearly as a bit of art.”

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