Artist : Ana Hagopian

I learned of paper artist Ana Hagopian in Handmade Home which I featured last week. Two small images of her work appeared in the book but they instantly caught my eye.

necklace:tulip. Image from Ana Hagopian
Her intricate pieces can barely be called jewelry, they are much more works of art, no? 

necklace:blueberry. Image from Ana Hagopian.
The photography of her work certainly adds to their power. Dark, moody images capturing every texture of the delicate paper and reminding you that this is a designer based in Spain. Can't you just see those bold southern European women wearing her jewelry best?

necklace:snake. Image from Ana Hagopian.

She also has many light-hearted pieces, earings and rings that are so charming and delicate.

earrings:snow white. Image from Ana Hagopian.
The colors are rich and pure. I would love to know where she sources her paper and if she dyes it herself. The mix of blue and purple above is hauntingly beautiful and this coral is so intense.
necklace:coral. Image from Ana Hagopian.

Ana has her atelier in Barcelona and shows her work throughout the rest of Europe. Here's a peek of her space.

Image from Ana Hagopian.
She has many, many more pieces featured on her website (it was SO hard to choose which pieces to include here). She also has a new catalogue of her work available as a pdf here.


Victoria said...

These are so beautiful and delicate looking. I never would have guessed that they were pieces of jewelry. I am continuely amazed at what people can do. Wow.

Cynthia Monica said...

What amazing work. Looks like she plucked her delicate pieces right from nature!

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Hi Kathryn, I really agree what you wrote about her!It's funny which pieces you choose from her website.

Lari Washburn said...

Oh my! Those purple earrings would fit into my stocking nicely.

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

I agree with Victoria. Wow.


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