Lis Costa’s sculpted paper works explore both organic and abstract shapes, playing with lights and shades with paper cuts to achieve a delicate result.
Using thick Fabriano paper, Lis sculpts and shapes, carving extremely thin layers to create forms. In spite of an absence of colour, richness and depth is given by the subte layering of sculpted shavings, that are accumulated and staggered, creating protruding waves and rhythms. Sometimes the paper is not cut but only slightly pushed from the back, offering contrast and inviting the eye to circulate in these three dimensional landscapes. Repetition, sequence and layering of simple carved shapes create movement and flow with an elegant simplicity.