Julene Harrison, who worked originally as a fashion and constructed textile (fabric) designer, is an illustrator and stunning paper-cut artist. Her cut-paper work, which ranges over broad subject matter and is designed on the computer so that Harrison can experiment and make changes before committing to paper, is remarkably intricate and precisely hand-incised with a surgical blade. Little wonder that Harrision's become so sought-after! In the relatively short time she's been cutting paper, Harrison has produced three book covers, including, most recently, the cover for Susan Fales-Hill's novel Imperfect Bliss.
In the time-lapse video below, directed by Glen Milner, the artist creates a commissioned typography stencil for a corporate client. (Harrison also accepts commissions from individuals.) Milner filmed Harrison in her Chicago studio during the final stage of hand-cutting.
Paper-cut Art - NIVEA from Glen Milner on Vimeo.
Julene Harrison's Blog made by Julene