Quilling, the Art of Paper Filigree by Lisa Nillson

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Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time. The common thread we can see among Lisa artworks is the attraction to the intricate, multifaceted, complex, detailed and time consuming.

The following quilling artworks are made with Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. Incredible results!

Quilling art

This piece represents a coronal section of a male torso.

Art of Paper Filigree

This piece represents a coronal section of a female torso.

Art of Paper Filigree

This piece represents a midsagittal section (the one that cuts through the center making a left half and a right half) of the head and chest.

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This piece represents a lateral section through the head at bridge-of-the-nose level. It is life-size.

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This piece represents a cross section of the abdomen at the level of the naval.

quilling artwork

This piece represents a cross section of the head at the level of the eyes.

Art of Paper Filigree

This piece represents a cross section through the shoulders.

Quilling art

This piece represents a cross section through the chest.

Quilling art

Lisa Nilsson

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