Alia Bright Makes Three Dimensional Paper Art

Portland-based graphic designer and paper artist, Alia Bright, manipulates paper strips into pop culture characters, abstract geometric figures, and precise typography.

Drawing on her background in illustration, fine art, and, graphic design, her method eschews the literal approach typically taken with the craft, employing novel line work and abstraction to communicate a unique aesthetic that plays with perspective, shadow, and light.

Known as paper quilling, each piece is made from paper and glue, with different weights and stocks often used in combination. Every strip of paper is first cut to fit, shaped individually by hand, and assembled into intricate shapes and forms.

“I try to maintain the right level of stylistic simplicity while still creating visual interest through color, pattern, and shadows,” she told Colossal.

Take a look at some of her eye-catching work.