Maude White is Creating Delicate Paper Cutouts Inspired by the Natural World

Many artists use paper as a canvas when trying to create something amazing, but Maude White opted for a different approach. She’s creating delicate paper cutouts that celebrate the beauty of the natural world, often taking shape of plants and animals.

This paper artist attracted around 60,000 Instagram followers since embarking on this creative journey – and for a good reason. Her paper cutouts will win you over with the incredible attention to detail she dedicated to each one, and they all have a story to tell.

“When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story… Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries.” explains White on her official website.

White fell in love with art at a young age, after growing up in a family of visual storytellers. She eventually found comfort in cutting paper, enjoying its reliability and ability to tell complex stories. She uses a craft knife to create her incredible works of art, and she published two books of her collected work—Brave Birds and Leading with Love.