Quinn Rivenburgh creates beautiful, intricate paper art

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When people see Quinn Rivenburgh’s art, they often say, “This would drive me crazy!” The queer artist (who does not use gendered pronouns) finds the practice of paper cutting meditative; a symbolic form of whittling away what isn’t needed to reveal the image they want to create.

The process begins long before the first cut is made, however. Rivenburgh begins with an image, often of the human body, drawn in reverse on the back of a single sheet of paper. An X-Acto knife, with frequent blade changes, is used to make incisions on the paper atop a cutting board. Eventually, a work of art emerges.

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