Mumbai artist Sabeena Karnik bends paper to her will in these delightful typographic constructions. Everything from Victorian scripts to elaborate serifs are built with painstaking care in what is often a precarious and unforgiving medium. Sabeena describes some of her creative challenges and the unappreciated aspects behind her impressive and unique art form in her interview with All Things Paper:
Since the outcome is very decorative and eye-catching, people don’t realize the amount of work that goes into each piece. It requires a lot of patience and nurturing, just as you would take care of a baby. Moreover since it’s paper, making corrections is extremely difficult. There was an instance when a design had been approved by a client, but had to be changed after everything was complete. It was heartbreaking to slice the entire paper art out and make the alterations. Everything we do is a learning process and paper has its limitations because it is very fragile.All images courtesy of Sabeena Karnik. View more at her home page or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram .