Joe Bagley Turns Black Paper into Stunning Art Pieces

By: Peter Vallas - Published: May 23, 2011 • References: papercutsbyjoe and ignant.de
Joe Bagley is an artist with a lot of skill and even more patience. He specializes in paper cutting. When he was only 10 years old, he was enrolled in a summer art class where he was first introduced to using razor blades and other tools to cut designs out of a blank sheet of paper.

Fast forward several years, and Joe Bagley found himself in college studying archeology. He started using paper-cutting again to showcase the ancient designs in his books. After lots of practice and patience, Bagley was able to make stunning designs.

Using just black paper, Joe Bagley creates unique silhouette cutouts that have a ton of detail. He sells his designs on Etsy for between $30 and $3,000.