Nov 10, 2011

Paper cuts in the air

BĂ©atrice Coron is a papercutter artist who produces elaborate, multi-layered stories.

In her TED talk she displayed a paper cut with flying houses and said,

What if we were living in balloon houses? It would make a very uplifting world. And we would leave a very low footprint on the planet. It would be so light.

I love her focus on storytelling. Look closely, you will see people farming the free earth, while the houses raise and lower elevators, drop anchors, and other people parachute down. Coron also produced a paper cut called "Floating Islands."

Of course, real airsteading houses would not look like this, but her art is so beautiful and relevant.