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Julie VonDerVellen Makes Paper Clothing You Can Read

At first glance, it may be hard to tell that these beautiful shoes are crafted from paper by artist Julie VonDerVellen. It's only after inspecting the artwork a little more closely that one realizes these shoes actually have printed text in the form of a narrative written across their surface fabric of handmade paper.

Using paper as material, Julie creates delicate garments of clothing in her work as a form of nontraditional storytelling. According to her artist statement, the paper clothing is based on actual pieces of fashion, but personal stories are weaved into the paper versions that tell stories directly related to the events in which the original clothing was worn. Imagine if every piece of clothing you owned could literally tell a story; with this intricate artwork by Julie VonDerVellen that dream is transformed into a whimsical reality.