Donna Ruff – Paper art

I love it when an artist takes something we see everyday and turns it into something beautiful. I stumbled upon these delicate works of paper art on Pinterest. American artist Donna Ruff finds beauty & inspiration in “sacred texts such as the Torah and the Qur’an, but also in the New York Times and the Manhattan phone book; in cathedrals, mosques and synagogues.”




Donna Ruff grew up in Miami Beach, Florida, and was an award-winning children’s book illustrator in New York before earning her MFA at Rutgers University in 2000.  Her work with books and graphics may have been genetically determined, since her great-grandfather was a book binder in Russia and her grandparents were early recyclers of books and paper in Chicago.



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