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kanako abe’s poetic papercuts


Do papercut artists ever get tired of being so dang impressive? Most people would flinch at the word ‘papercut’, but talents like Kanako Abe happily spend their days slicing sheets of paper into the most intricate, fairytale-like scenes. Kanako practises kirie, which is the Japanese art of paper-cutting, and uses her art to meditate on everyday thoughts and emotions. She describes her work as "visual poetry", and considering our hearts are aflutter at the sight of it, we'd happily agree.