Tiffany Budzisz | Paper Sculpture Artist
I developed my passion for the arts in early childhood, beginning with painting ceramics at age two in my mother's ceramic studio. I learned about the art of paper sculpture during my studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, and fell in love with the medium of paper. Flora and fauna (real or imagined), nature, and symbolism are subjects I find fascinating and often explore in my work. The beauty of the natural world is often found in the details. My goal is to inspire the viewer to slow down and appreciate the intricacies found in life (and art), that are often overlooked in our busy, everyday lives.
I create my paper sculptures by cutting intricate shapes from archival paper with an X-Acto knife. I curve the individual cut shapes with a dowel, then glue the pieces together between layers of foam core to create dimensional works of art. While this may seem tedious to some, the process of cutting, shaping, and creating are moments of pure happiness for me. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for photos and videos about my works in progress.
I grew up in Virginia and earned a B.F.A. in Communication Arts & Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. I've worked as a designer and art director since graduation, and lived in Atlanta and the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I currently live and create art in the Pittsburgh, PA area with my artist husband and two daughters. Check out our online gallery at www.ArtValleyVa.com.