May 24, 2011

paper cut art: Joe Bagley


Paper cuts by Joe Bagley

Couple on bikes, papercutsbyjoe (etsy)

heron handcut paper silhouette (papercutsbyjoe)

tricycle handcut paper silhouette (papercutsbyjoe)

One thing I love about the Internet is that it's not only an incredible source for research and discoveries, it is also a great avenue for artists and small businesses to build their clientele and sales. I'm a big fan of Etsy, where so many talented people get to show off their handmade wonders. One of them is Joe Bagley, who makes paper cuts of everyday objects and scenarios. With his swivel Xacto knife, he hand cuts all his designs.

In this video, the self-taught paper cut artist, who is a trained archaelogist, talks about himself and his work.

Joe the papercutter (youtube)

And here, you can see him working on his most popular design, Couple Kissing on a Bike.

 Kissing Bike by Joe the papercutter (youtube)

The Boston-based Bagley also does some super one-of-a-kind papercuts. Take a look at this.

Adams Courthouse by papercutsbyjoe

This is NOT a print!
It is all cut by hand.
Look at the details.

Adams Courthouse by papercutsbyjoe
18 inch x 24 inch

Goodness. It took him 14 days to cut the Suffolk County Courthouse piece, which was designed so that the angle emphasises the height of the clock and structure. Impressive, no?

I also like these two other designs a lot.

branches 2 by papercutsbyjoe
18x24 | $1,875

branches 2 by papercutsbyjoe

sand beach by papercutsbyjoe
18 x 24 | $2,625

sand beach by papercutsbyjoe

kissing couple on bike

You can buy Joe's papercuts
for as little as $35-45 for an 8 x 10 inch work
at his Etsy shop papercutsbyjoe.
Check out also his website Papercuts by Joe and his blog.

anatassia elias

You may like my other posts on paper art artists:

:: Jen Stark art
:: anastassia elias / isaac salazar
:: ariana boussard-reifel / ferry staverman / paper donut
:: VIDEOS: paper cut animation films

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