PAPER CUT, 2021
The black ribbon of finely cut cardboard that unrolls out of the box gets longer and longer. Like Little Red Riding Hood in the dark forest, you slowly and little by little discover what is growing there and who is hanging around. They emerge from the tangle of fine passages, slits and openings, the creatures of the forest and old fairytale books: fox, mouse and rabbit, mushrooms, woodpecker and owl, crocodile and little dwarf in the thicket. A touching mix of magical images, admiration of nature and sometimes spooky childhood dreams.
Ulrike Steinke (Munich/Germany), graphic artist, illustrator and lecturer, is a graduate of the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) in Leipzig. In her work – whether books, magazines, illustrations for literature and feature articles or even art on buildings – she tells stories in pictures that are often set in fabulous worlds. Her clients include the Büchergilde Gutenberg and the Süddeutsche Zeitung, among many others.
INVITED BY DAVID BIELANDER & HELEN BRITTON
Dear Ulrike, we are very aware of what kind of wondrous worlds you can create within a set format. Discussions with you about art and life are a great enrichment!
Yours David & Helen