Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry co-founded Paper-Cut-Project in 2009 a collaboration based on the transformation of simple sheets of paper into dramatic silhouettes. The Atlanta-based duo forged a unique linkage of fine art and fashion that has garnered commissions by several of the world’s top fashion houses and galleries including, Hermès, Cartier, Kate Spade and Valentino.
At home on the theatre of runway, in site-specific installations and editorial, the paper sculptures work across many disciplines, including their recent collaboration with the Victoria & Albert museum, a 16-piece collection of paper wigs for their "Hollywood Costume" exhibit. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Selvedge, Numero, and Italian Vogue.
Since joining forces 18 months ago, Salk, a former boutique owner, and Flurry, a writer and stylist, have been transforming sheets of paper into dramatic silhouettes—including 18th-century hairpieces that climb to impossible heights—using a steel-blade knife and some glue. Each piece is assembled almost exclusively from white Bristol paper, with the desired depth and detail achieved through the shadows cast by overlapping pieces. In so doing, Salk and Flurry deliver a new take on one of the simplest and oldest materials. "I want to make our audiences forget about what we’re not supposed to be able to do with paper," Salk says.