Yulia Brodskaya Masters Quilling in Her Portrait ‘Loves Dove

By: Sophia Pelka - Published: Jan 6, 2012 • References: artyulia and thisiscolossal
Yulia Brodskaya created this delicate portrait ‘Loves Doves’ using a paper-folding technique called quilling.

The Russian artist hand crafts her works, tediously rolling and gluing paper to a background canvas. Brodskaya takes the art of quilling to the next level with her use of depth and texture to capture emotion and convey deeper meaning. Quilling can be multi-perceptional with a slight change of angle or lighting. This effortlessly allows the piece to become more dramatic, and for the viewer to engage with the work more personally.

Yulia Brodskaya considers the medium a way to convey a certain message, since the technique is so challenging. The artist states, “...this material limitation turned out to be a strength for me: there is the potential to contain thoughts and ideas in unique ways so that the medium can become a significant part of the message.” I sure feel the love from these doves!