Forgotten Moments from Someone Else’s Life
Each piece of work is carefully hand cut from an original vintage photograph from a collection acquired through market stalls and online auctions. I call these the forgotten photographs, ones that have been separated from their original owners, precious memories of lives since past. A photograph is a precious object, full of memory and value.
These contain special moments worthy of being recorded in a stranger’s life, important life events or every day activities, something to treasure and remember, a snapshot and proof of a person’s existence. In my work, I celebrate these stranger’s moments and breathe new life into them, making them objects to be treasured again. This is a personal and ongoing series of work and every photograph I have collected is catalogued and scanned in its original state, from which I hope to create an online social history archive.
Pippa Dyrlaga is a paper artist based in Hebden Bridge. Her primary medium is paper, using traditional techniques to create contemporary works. After discovering paper cutting whilst studying for her Masters in Art and Design in 2009, she has been working with the medium since. Her work in the last 10 years has included pieces that have been exhibited in the US, Europe, China and across the UK, and has been featured worldwide in print and online. Pippa also works as a children’s book illustrator, print maker and uses her paper cuts in commercial commissions. Instagram: @bearfollowscat Facebook: bearfollowscat Twitter: bearfollowscat