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Rosa Leff

In the few years that Rosa Leff has been papercutting she has explored a variety of subjects including comic art, etchings, photographs, and more.  What has unified them all is the use of shadow.  When people think of papercutting, they most often think of silhouettes.  However, her cuts often take between 80-100 hours to complete because of the level of detail.  In an effort to highlight the fact that the lacey cuts are created by painstakingly cutting millions of tiny holes, she has recently begun using hand dyed papers as backgrounds.  The variation in their color helps to emphasize the fact that every line of the cut is connected to another.