Paper art is a medium that has been around for centuries, evolved beyond its original scope to encompass anything from fashion to huge installations. Lacy Barry knows best. A multi-faceted paper artist she cuts, folds, and glews colorful pieces of paper, creating unique props that have outgrown their humble beginnings.
Born in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada, Barry draws inspiration from her childhood memories and natural surroundings. “I like nature and being in nature, that always rekindles some wonder and induces calm feelings,” she shared in an interview with Ballpitmag. “Being present is pretty important, oddly something I must remind myself to do quite often, it’s in these moments I feel most human and connected to life.”
As such, her work often incorporates themes from nature, with paper flowers often sprouting in magnificent form. Now based in Berlin, Germany, Barry’s work has attracted clients like Coca-Cola, Gucci, Uniqlo, and Bombay Sapphire.
“Art is the vehicle that allows me to make the most sense of the world around me when it mostly makes no sense at all,” states Barry. “It’s the language aside from the English and sometimes French and German language I can communicate in and sometimes the best language to really explain what I am thinking & feeling… visually of course. I am certain I would not function properly if I couldn’t make art.”
Cover you feed in colorful flowers.