Su Blackwell is a UK based artist who loves working with paper. She hunts around second-hand bookshops for her raw materials. Su actually reads the book first once or twice before proceeding with the cutting, folding, and shaping. Her work tends to lean towards the realm of fairy tale and folk lore featuring young girls in haunting, fragile settings. Su feels that this expresses the vulnerability of childhood while conveying a sense of childish wonder.
At first glance, the incongruity of the subjects in Lyubomir Sergeev’s work will elicit a smile. The thing is, the longer you look at his work, the more you understand the actual depth and meaning behind it. Each detail of this Bulgarian artist’s work is carefully thought out, making the digitally enhanced images pop out and grab the viewer by the eye. The picture above shows what appears to be a model in a skimpy red outfit holding a hamper and a dog on a leash. It’s only later when I realize that it’s supposed to be a parody of the popular children’s fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood.