Cut Paper Light Box Gloriousness
Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker are an artist couple to end all artist couples. They are better known as as Hari & Deepti artistically. The two design cut watercolor paper light boxes that they backlight with LED strips to give their creations full depth and feel.
Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.
What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.
I absolutely love the design simplicity yet layered complexities of these pieces. If I had an x-acto handy I’d give it a try. Would be fun from a mechanical perspective to try it. I do wonder how they separate the sheets? Maybe its just sheets of paper? Maybe a rim of cardboard between each sheet. Regardless, I’ve included a pile of them below for your enjoyment pleasure.