Artist Shanti Grumbine Hand Cuts Intricate Patterns from Single Pages of Newspaper

New York-based artist Shanti Grumbine creates intricate lacy patterns using pages from the New York Times as her medium. The hand cut designs are made by physically removing content, making space for what has been censored in the media as well as to produce visually striking patterns. Speaking about her work, she says, "I source ancient narrative formats such as commemorative paper cutting, illuminated manuscripts, medieval musical scores and stained glass - formal foils for the speed of current events. The acidic nature of newspaper and its rapid shift in color aids the association of time passing, highlighting the fragility of the page and the immanent dissolution of print. My process of Kensosis functions as a ritualistic act of beauty to address the deficits of human ingenuity."

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