Megumi Mochizuki / Paper-cutting artist

Born 1978 in Yokohama. Based in Kyoto, Japan.
Started working as a paper cutting artist while a student at Tokyo Gakugei University. Utilizing the tense, transparent beauty unique to paper cutting created by carving a single sheet of paper, she has created many large-scale installations in traditional architecture such as temples and tea rooms. In recent years, her work’s main theme is East Asian mythology and ancient thought. She studies the tangible and intangible historical heritage of Kyoto and other cities, and recreates the spirit of that heritage in her contemporary works. She is also interested in materials and has been researching traditional paper producing areas in Japan and abroad. A member of the Swiss paper cutting society.

望月めぐみ / 切り絵作家