Illuminated paper boxes tell amazing stories through topographic sculpture

Illuminated paper boxes tell amazing stories through topographic sculpture

Paper illustrations have just been taken to another level by Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker – an artist couple who create paper cut light boxes. Each scene is made out of layers of watercolor paper inside a shadow box illuminated from behind by LEDs. 

The end results are a series of surreal narratives that convey intangible traits like motion and time. The couple describes their work: “It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light [and] creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities. What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state – the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.”

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