Annie Vought, an artists from California, is a master in the cut out paper art scene. Her delicate and incredibly detailed pieces just blow your mind when you realize at a closer look how much work has gone into a single piece.
Annie Vought’s work explores people’s emotional artifacts, specifically the handwritten letter. The artist explains her interest in handwritten records like this: Through the computer I am in touch with people I may never have seen before and I can respond in real time to a loved one. But with the ubiquity of this access and convenience, we are losing the tangible handwritten letter. Handwritten records are fragments of individual histories… the author is often revealed in spite of him/herself. A letter is a physical confirmation of who we were at the moment it was written, or all we have left of a person or a time.
She takes written letters or scribbled notes which she finds, received, or wrote, enlarges and reworks the text on large paper and then carefully cuts away the white areas, revealing a network of letters and words. The mere control over scale and the amount of concentration the work needs are remarkable.
Check out her amazing pieces below.
PS Watch out for the titles!
“PS You are so cool” 2011
“You never know where this letter could end up” 2011