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Nicola Dobrowolski

Nicola Dobrowolski Paper sculptor
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The limitless potential of paper

  • • Nicola enjoys using paper in new and traditional ways
  • • She loves to release paper from its two-dimensional form
  • • Her creations are colouful and detailed

“Working with paper came so naturally to me,” says Nicola Dobrowolski. “When I look at a piece of paper it’s never a flat piece of paper that I see. It’s an opportunity. It’s the beginning of something wonderful. I have innately collected and respected paper from a young age. Respecting and valuing good paper is clearly something that has been passed down through the generations within our family, from my grandfather, who was a Polish artist and worked with paper in a sculptural form commercially in the advertising industry, to my mother, to me and now to my son.” Nicola learnt the wonderful skill of model making during her training as a Theatre Designer. “This is where I was introduced to my scalpel,” she recalls. “The possibilities of paper in both its two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms truly became apparent to me there.”

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Works

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Seasons of a Beech Tree

Seasons of a Beech tree shows the flora and fauna of the Great British countryside that surround the glorious Beech tree. Intricate paper cut flowers surround the foundation of the artwork which is divided into the seasonal quarters. Amongst the flora, a hare chewing a dandelion clock pauses on this wintery scene, looking behind him. This vibrant piece features a multitude of colours and details, hand cut from the finest G.F Smith Colorplan papers at 170gsm. This artwork is displayed on a turn table so that the viewer sees the story evolve with every rotation.

Height 35 cm
Diameter 25 cm

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London

This artwork is of the iconic London skyline. A simple white skyline created out of handcut watercolour paper spirals. From the Shard to Tower Bridge, the London Eye to St Paul’s Cathedral. The monochromatic theme of white, grey and black allow the details of the skyline to mesmerise the viewer as it rotates on the turn table. Lit from within with tiny LED lights, the character of the paper comes to life with the glow.

Height 30 cm
Diameter 15 cm

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Sleigh Ride

This wintery sleigh ride shows a horse drawn sleigh being pulled through a snowy forest. A simple lantern hangs at the rear of the sleigh lighting a couple, wrapped up warmly with the footwell of the sleigh filled with gifts for the people who await them at the end of their journey. This is part of a series of six wintery artworks that explored the theme of Christmas.

Height 55 cm
Width 55 cm

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Strelitzia Nicolai

A study of the beautiful Strelitzia Nicolai house plant, hand cut with a scalpel forming self-supporting rich, green leaves. The plant sits in a handwoven basket in browns and beiges, also made of paper.

Height 100 cm
Width 80 cm

Nicola Dobrowolski Paper sculptor
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Summer meadow

This artwork shows a snapshot of the British meadows in the height of summer. Giant daisies, vivid red poppies, and blue cornflowers are scattered amongst the grasses. A bee delights in a Welsh poppy, pulling the flower downwards with its weight. Everything is handcut with a scalpel and a hidden LED lights up this summery scene.

Height 100 cm
Width 80 cm

Nicola Dobrowolski Paper sculptor

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