California-based Pakistani artist Zahra Ammar creates colorful works with paper, all inspired by her love of paper, colors, books, and meandering outdoors. Being self-taught, in her work, she combines the techniques of quilling, kirigami, and modular origami with ease and style. Her ideas and expressions are often inspired by the wonderful world of nature and biology, and always include a rainbow range of colors. With meticulous attention to detail and an eye for beautiful layouts, her works are loved by many, exhibited in galleries and bought around the world by collectors and adoring fans.
Paper artist Zahra Ammar loves the versatility and form that paper has to offer
With a background in economics, finance, and English, Ammar passionately doodles on any surface, weaves threads and is in love with paper and food. Ammar has played with paper and colors all her life. She loves the versatility and form that paper has to offer. In her own way, her expressions are cut and folded into her artwork.
To merge the space we exist to another dimension with art that resonates
When not surrounded by mounds of paper, she is wandering outside on her bike with crazy ideas churning in her head, reading thrillers or writing poetry. As a creator and explorer of ideas, her work often begins with imagining how things would look and turn a certain way. She aims to spark conversations and dialogues with her paper art pieces.
You can admire and see more of Ammar’s work on her Instagram.