Wonder Wednesday: Paper Come to Life – Davy and Kristin McGuire

Have you ever seen a work of art that left you stupefied, silenced, and in wonder? Sometimes creativity has the power to do that, to go beyond what our own minds could even begin to imagine. That, my friends, is the reason I want to start a new blog tradition – Wonder Wednesdays. I will attempt to post every Wednesday something that has grabbed my attention and will (hopefully) grab yours.

Here are some videos of the work of Davy and Kristin McGuire, who combine intricate paper cutting and dioramas with projections, making miniature and large scale worlds come to life on a series of 2D surfaces. Their work is simple, yet beautiful. You can visit their website here. I hope that you all enjoy it…and don’t forget to leave comments!

The Icebook

The Paper Architect

Howl’s Moving Castle



  1. thank you for wonder wednesday. what a great idea! those paper cuttings were amazing, such patience for that kind of work. i admire that. my dad was a paper salesman for zellerbach 40-50 yrs ago and i remember when he would bring home extra paper. to a young child like me it represented so many possiilities- just good old paper. thats the first thing i thought of when i saw their diaramas. paper is awesome!

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