Maude White is an incredible paper artist from Upstate New York. Using a surgical knife to make thousands of tiny meticulous cuts, Maude takes a sheet of paper and creates these exquisite works of art.

“I feel that there are very few things in the world as reliable and constant as paper. Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries,” Maude says in her artist statement.

Maude’s paper carvings generally focus on nature, animals and people. Her use of positive/negative space gives motion to the beautifully intricate pieces, which are designed to reveal a unique story.

“I come from a family of visual storytellers. I have always believed that our vision is as important as our hearing when we communicate. Very rarely do we rely on words alone. It is what we see, and how our brains interpret what we see that shapes our perceptions and actions. I began cutting paper with that understanding. I want my art to communicate to the observer what my words cannot do effectively.”

Here are just a few of our favorite pieces, but be sure to check Maude’s webpage, Facebook and Instagram to see more.