Myths Illuminated In Shadow Boxes Make Believers Of Us All

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Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, collectively known as Hari & Deepti, are an artist couple who create stunning storybook scenes with light and shadow. Check out this collection of their most stunning work!

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To make these pieces, Hari & Deepti cut out designs from stiff watercolor paper, placing layer upon layer in a box that is backlit with flexible LED strips. Hari says he fell in love with paper cut art after seeing Balinese shadow puppets.

The artistic duo is represented by Black Book Gallery, which tell us:

They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of storytelling and seek inspiration from them. Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them. They believe that "Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities."

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"Uncharted Waters"

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"Rise & Skate"

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"Lift Off"

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"That Ain't A Whale, That a Great White God"

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Source: Black Book Gallery.

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Beautiful. If you were as curious as I was about what they looked liked outside of the photo/unlit: