Tiffany Budzisz 
Paper Sculpture Artist
Veins flow though tree leaves and beating hearts. Tiny mushrooms sprout on the forest floor, while majestic mountains and swirling clouds rise high into the sky. The natural world, the human body, and the life/death cycle serve as inspiration for my artwork. These intricate paper sculpture works symbolize the love, growth, and renewal in our lives as we heal from disappointment and loss. Mother Nature is powerful and transformative. Even after death, life goes on, and new seeds sprout and flourish from the soil. I’m a very detail-oriented person, and the act of intricately cutting, shaping, and gluing tiny pieces of paper together is very meditative and therapeutic. I encourage everyone to slow down and appreciate the little details found in life (and art) that are often overlooked in our busy, everyday lives.

Artist Bio
Tiffany Budzisz is a paper sculpture artist living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from a small town in rural Virginia, she grew up surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. Here she developed a love for nature and the outdoors, which has become a source of inspiration for her work. 
Tiffany earned a B.F.A. in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000. She learned about the art of paper sculpture during her studies, and fell in love with the medium of paper. She creates her paper sculptures by cutting intricate shapes from archival paper with a utility knife. She curves the individual cut shapes with a dowel, then glues the pieces together between layers of foam core to create dimensional works of art.  
Budzisz’s work has most recently been exhibited at UPMC Jameson Hospital in her solo show, “Hearts & Healing,” in collaboration with The Hoyt Arts Center. Her work was also chosen for Manifest Gallery’s “Bloom” exhibit, the Three River’s Arts Festival Juried Exhibition “Transverse,” and in the 35th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Her work has been shared by the Jealous Curator in her newsletter “The No Such Thing as Too Much Art Society.” Her work has also been featured in Create! Magazine and New Visionary Magazine. She is represented by Boxheart Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.