Sam Pierpoint proves that you don’t need much to be a truly magnificent artist. A simple piece of paper and a pair of scissors can be your weapons of choice. Based in the rural countryside of the Mendip Hills, just south of Bristol UK, Pierpoint creates delicate worlds of paper, that have an air of magic about them.
Which makes sense, judging by the fact that her work is inspired by the many places she hasn’t yet visited. “There are so many places in the world where I’d love to go, many of which I have taken inspiration from,” she told Strictly Paper. “One of those places is the Galápagos Islands! It’s the number one treasure trove of unique weird and wonderful creatures and plant life. It would be fascinating to follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and discover some of the worlds most unique wildlife for myself.”
Designing, cutting, and handcrafting all of her creations, Pierpoint is a master of observation and admits to taking immense pleasure from observing the world around her, in all its glory. Her paper sculptures are used both commercially and artistically, for a variety of different purposes ranging from advertising campaigns and set design to packaging and window displays.
Whatever the case is, the finished product is always a thing of beauty. Take a look for yourself.