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I’ve talked about these before but they are so amazing, that I want to show you a few examples. These are gorgeous pictures cut out of black paper. The first one is large (38.5″ by 24″) and the other two are smaller (24″ by 16″). They are cut by hand, with a small fingernail scissors, by a master designer and paper-cutter, Margarita Fick. She grew up in a family that made papel picado, the cut out tissue paper flags, so she learned early about paper and its ways. She now is the only person I know in Mexico who creates these beautiful (and limited) designs. Most of her designs are women skeletons dressed in fancy cutout dresses, but she does do some Frida Kahlo designs and a few non-skeleton designs. The backgrounds are filled with insects, butterflies, lizards, dogs, pigs or a variety of animals, plants and leaves. The composition of the piece is always incredible.
Notice the asymmetry of the last photo. The symmetrical pieces are folded in half and then cut, but the asymmetrical ones are more difficult to make because they are not folded before cutting.
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This is an example of a paper cut-out by Margarita Fick, the one and only person in Mexico doing these amazing paper pieces. She comes from a family that made “papel picado” or the cut out tissue paper flags that are strung across streets for fiestas & celebrations. Every piece is unique and all are cut with fingernail scissors, not the usual paper chiseling of the traditional papel. Some are symmetrical and have been folded to cut and others are asymmetrical and are entirely cut by hand. Many of the pieces feature catrinas with flowers, insects, animals, different skirt designs and blouse designs. They are super cool.
Margarita Fick’s small paper cutouts can be seen at GUILD. If you’d like to see what selection we have available, please click here!