A native Ukrainian, currently living and working as a paper artist in Oregon, USA, Olga Skorokhod creates minimal topographic pieces out of paper. Building layers upon layers she builds 3-dimensional models of geographical structures such as lava stones or crater lakes. Preferring to work with only white paper and a surgeons knife, Skorokhod adds a colored film to implement the illusion of depth.
After graduating from the Institute of Publishing and Printing at the National Technical University of Ukraine, she moved to the U.S. and worked as a graphic designer till having to give up the profession due to a loss in eyesight. Since then she has built a recognizable career and impressive skill set in the paper arts, having been exhibited across both continents. Her affinity to represent physical landscapes with abstract and contemporary qualities by creating light and shadow with the simple means of a white paper is impressive. The organic, airy, light sculptures are full of carefully considered details from the slight angle of the cut on the edge of the paper to the step-like structure created with double-sided sticky foam, both increasing the illusion of 3D.
Images © Olga Skorokhod