Alia Bright Takes Paper Quilling to the Next Level

Paper quilling is not as simple as it looks. True, you only need a piece of paper and a glue stick, but it takes real talent to roll, shape, and glue together the paper into a full-on masterpiece.

Portland-based graphic designer and paper artist, Alia Bright, manipulates paper strips into pop culture characters, abstract geometric figures, and precise typography. “I try to maintain the right level of stylistic simplicity while still creating visual interest through color, pattern, and shadows,” she shared with Colossal.

She uses novel line work and abstraction to communicate a unique aesthetic that plays with perspective, shadow, and light.

Check out her paper art in the gallery below.