Impressive art pieces enclose in a small white box, artful microcosms crafted from paper. We are referring to the paper cut light boxes by Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair, the artists couple collectively known as Hari & Deepti.
Based in Denver, Colorado the couple create dioramas made of multiple layers of paper cut skillfully to represent the elements of each piece and then are lit with flexible LED light strips. The light instantly dramatize the story crafted offering a great effect of depth.
Hari & Deepti state: “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities. What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.”
Watch the whole process in the following video: