Hari & Deepti

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Hari & Deepti an artist couple based in Colarado create magical shadow boxes from nothing more than intricately cut & layered sheets of paper & LED’s. The simplicity of the medium combined with their painstakingly detailed craftsmanship is what gives these pieces such beauty, and the stark contrast between the works lit & unlit states is mesmerising. Minimal, precice layers of white are transformed into dreamy, atmospheric visions once the lights go on, and you are truly able to appericate the level of intircacy & detail that has gone into each work.

Their pieces feel like scenes from ancient fairytales & myths, epic tales told around campfires of heroes versus monsters & good triumphing over evil. They speak of the wonders and beauty of nature, of a long gone time when man existed harmoniously alongside the rest of the world.

“Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.”
– Hari & Deepti

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  1. Posted 07.05.2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    The pieces are so beautiful! Can’t imagine how long it must take to get that level of detail with paper. xx


  2. Posted 07.05.2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    These are truly amazing! Thank you for sharing… WOW what precision!

  3. Posted 07.05.2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    ‘Oh my god’ were the first words I said and thought upon clicking through to your blog and seeing this beautiful work, just wow! I can’t get over how amazing the paper cuts look with the lights between/behind them. I’ve never seen paper cutting used in this way before, I’m a fan of Rob Ryan and Paper Panda & ‘The Stag’ with it’s lovely, intricately cut poem, but this is something totally unique. I admire artists that work with paper in this way, but even more so right now with all of those clever layers and well-placed lights. The lights illuminate the intricacy and the story in such a beautiful way. Definitely bookmarking and sharing with others :) xxx

  4. Posted 07.05.2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    These are so cool, I love that you post you things like this

  5. Posted 08.05.2014 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    I recently read about them and love their intricate work. It’s incredible the installations and art that they create! Great post!

  6. Posted 08.05.2014 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    These are beautiful, I love how intricate they are!

    Maria xxx

  7. Posted 08.05.2014 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Wow this is such an interesting from of art! I think I have seen something a bit similar with candles, but not with led lights!
    I am truly a fan of Hari & Deepti, because to make something so intricate and beautiful definitely requires artistic talent! I am sure I could never make anything close to that!
    Beautiful post Stephanie! :)

  8. Posted 08.05.2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    GOSH, I kind of had one of those jaw on the floor moments when I saw this. I don’t even know what to say! Just beautiful.

  9. Posted 08.05.2014 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Stephanie for sharing once again your beautiful artsy finds. Really loved their work and seems simple when you hear it is just paper and led but all the cutting, painting attention to detail. I love it and I am sucker for fantasy, fairies, wolves and witches <3 xx

  10. Posted 09.05.2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Wow, I have so much respect for artists who use paper as the main medium, cutting and carving away sculptures, but to add LED’s! Holy s***! I can’t imagine how meticulous and concentrated you’d need to be to make something like this. And what a final product. So, so beautiful and magical. Thanks for sharing this find!


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