"Creio que uma das principais razões para eu apreciar o papel artesanal, é devido ao meu amor ao material: papel. Embora eu sempre tive um fascínio especial para o papel, levou um tempo para eu encontrar a minha própria maneira de trabalhar com ele, e mais um pouco para descobrir que a técnica que eu tenho usado tão intensamente é chamada quilling - envolve o uso de tiras de papel que pode ser enrolada, modelado e colado ao fundo."
I t would be difficult to avoid mentioning one of the questions I am often being asked about my commercial paper works, which is, 'How long does it take'. Obviously this work took a lot longer than any of the commercial works I've done so far. In this laborious work the process has also become important: to my opinion, spending endless hours and days on a piece of work gives the suggestion of great care; not in vain the notion of 'care' is implied in the word 'to craft' itself.
Being a three dimensional object, the artwork offers multiple views depending on the angle of perception and the intensity and direction of lighting. These things can drastically change the visual experiences and emotional message of the same artwork. The rough snaps below should not only help to see some work in progress stages, but also demonstrate the versatility that can be achieved by playing with lighting and angles.
Yulia Brodskaya was born in Russia (Moscow); prior to moving to the UK in 2004 she was interested in diverse creative practices ranging from Textile Painting, Origami and Collage to more traditional Fine Art practices. Following an MA in Graphic Communication (2006, University of Hertfordshire) she continued to experiment and explore ways of bringing together all the things she likes most: typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects. She has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and continues to create beautifully detailed paper designs for clients all around the world.