Texts with all the paper cut away

Artist Annie Vought produces remarkable pieces by carefully handwriting texts on huge sheets of paper and then painstakingly carving away all the non-inked parts with a very, very sharp knife.

I work primarily with cut paper and communication through writing. I believe handwritten records are fragments of individual histories– expressions of self that very much bring forth the truth of our inner lives. In the penmanship, word choice, and spelling the author is revealed in spite of him/herself. A letter is physical confirmation of who we were at the moment it was written, or all we have left of a person or a period of time. I also think a lot about the relationship between the public and the private, or more specifically about how the private side of ourselves can be made public. I want to be respectful of people, but I recognize that I'm actively exposing them through their written communications. But in the exposure is a vulnerability we all share. I'm interested in human relationships, overall— the ones we have with ourselves and others.

new cut paper messages by annie vought (Designboom)

Annie Vought (In the Make)

(via Colossal)