Astonishingly detailed paper cut-outs from artist Lucy Williams

Date
23 June 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

As artist mediums go, paper cutting has its limits, right? Fine spindly branches supporting layers of luscious foliage for example might be a challenging one to recreate with scalpel and paper, for example, as might the rippling shadows that fall across swimming pools. Not so if you’re Lucy Williams. The London-based artist is redefining the nature of mixed media artwork with her absurdly detailed paper cuts. No line is too fine, no detail too small for her to recreate, and it’s precisely this unstoppable eye for detail that’s basically crowned her the queen of the method. Her penchant for mid-20th Century architecture and landscapes has taken her work across the world in exhibitions, and her awe-inspiring portfolio spanning no small number of years functions as a fantastic heap of evidence to explain why. Rub your eyes and gaze on in wonderment at these beauties.

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Lucy Williams: House of Glass at Twilight 2009

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Lucy Williams: Library 2009

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Lucy Williams: The Monumental Ladder 2008-9

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Lucy Williams: Exhibition Stand 2008

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Lucy Williams: Lamp Department 2010

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Lucy Williams: Frankfurt Airport 2006

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Lucy Williams: Munich Baths 2010

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Lucy Williams: Eight Circles 2010

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Lucy Williams: Summerhouse 2010

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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