Through the Looking Glass - Original Paper Cut
This is a stunning original hand-cut paper cut by Louise Firchau - a.k.a. Paper Panda.
The piece is hand-cut in black and suspended over original pages taken from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll, in a handmade black wood box frame. The frame has an outer size of 49cm (h) by 39cm (w). The image measures approx 38cm (h) x 28cm (w).
About Paper Panda
Paper Panda started in 2010 with Louise Firchau making typographical lyrical papercuts from recycled paper.
Since then PP has grown significantly and now has three very distinct styles and a multitude of merchandise so that everyone can have a piece of the original bear.
The Bird & Bunny and folk series of papercuts have been hand drawn and hand cut by Louise. They are inspired by Quarwood, where the Panda family lived in a little cottage in the Cotswolds surrounded by animals and woodland life.
The Storybook series (and other gothic darkness) is a cute collaboration between Mr & Mrs Panda. Louise tells Ryan what to draw with a waggy, pointy finger over his shoulder and only when he gets it perfectly right she cuts it out of paper. It's a good bit of teamwork.
The typographical pieces are created using digital software. Louise studied typography at university and it became an obsession. "There is nothing more satisfying than creating a piece of graphic art using amazing fonts and hand cutting it so perfectly that no matter what the size it looks like it's been printed."