This month I am so lucky to have the most intricate paper cuts by Jessica Palmer Bath paper artist, in my shop window. I am so thrilled that Jessica was happy to produce new work for the display and we decided on the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses as a post Christmas indulgence fairytale.
Jessica took an MA in illustration in 2008 during which she honed her skills and developed a love of paper cutting, collage and 3D paper sculpture for which she has become known. She has done a number of installations in public spaces, galleries and museums such as my favourite V&A, and she also runs popular workshops and demonstrations. Not in the least bit limited by her chosen medium Jessica will turn her hand to making anything from paper including the wigs, which you can see in my window, shoes and even jewellery.
For those who don’t know the story, in short, The Twelve Dancing Princesses is a tale of just that! The princesses sneak out of the palace every night unbeknownst to their father the king who is mystified as to why their shoes are getting so worn out. They go dancing night after night until the king begins to enlists princes to find out where they are going. The princesses are too clever to get caught until one of their suitors is lent an invisible cloak. The story ends happily with a wedding, of course!
To see more of Jessica’s beautiful work take a look at her website.