Portrait Collages Made from Tiny Strips of Colored Paper

created at: 02/13/2012

Self-taught French artist Nathalie Boutté has perfected a technique for creating portraits that, in itself, is nothing out of the oridinary: long strips of paper are cut and then laid on top of other strips of paper, over and over. But when it all comes together? It’s beauty.   created at: 02/13/2012

You start to notice the subtleties of the various shades of paper, the unique irregularities in a person’s face that, somehow, have been captured with tiny strips of paper. The more I look at these, I can’t help but think that this is really sculpting in two dimensions.

created at: 02/13/2012

See more of Nathalie Boutté’s work on her website

[Via I New Idea]