Many of us may have tried to cut snow crystals from bits of
paper. However Karen Bit Vejle has taken the art of papercut
further than anyone before her. We are very proud to present some
of the most amazing pieces of work from her career at our
Bit opened her first show at The National Museum of Decorative
Arts in Trondheim, Norway in 2008, and in few years her art has
spread throughout Scandinavia and all the way to the USA and China.
Her artistic work spans from the travelling exhibition Scissors
for a Brush to commissioned work for several renowned
international companies, such as Hermès and Georg Jensen.
Contrary to almost everything else in the world today, psaligraphy
is a slow art. It takes time to master, plan and perform it. The
works are formed from a large, continuous piece of paper and cut
with only a small pair of scissors. Every single scissor cut is
carefully planned, as the slightest mistake can have disastrous
consequences for the end result. This is a slow art of painstaking
patience that demands the utmost concentration. Which part shall be
cut out, and which shall not?