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Barbara Burke papercut artist
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I'm Barbara and the creator of BBpapercuts

I always had a fascination for maps, I love the way you can see how a city evolves, next to a river, a port or a crossroads. I love to see the street pattern of large cities, how you can see the original old city with it's smaller narrow winding streets and the new areas with it's more uniform planned layouts.


I always loved working with paper, from my early days as a design student I created papercut stencils for my textile printing. I learned how delicate and yet versatile the paper was as a medium. I graduated as an interior design architect and ran my own business for over 20 years which involved model making with card and paper.


While living in the Middle East a few years ago I came across  some local artists who made beautiful art cut out of paper, this inspired me to experiment with paper cut art again. I wanted to develop a new business that was more creative and personal so I combined my technical drawing skills and my design background and in 2015 I launched BBpapercuts creating a range of intricate papercut maps of cities and towns. 


I personally design all my papercuts, each piece is machine precision cut & hand finished from my home studio in Dublin.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with a customized papercut request. 


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