Miriam Londoño’s work at first reminded me a little of Annie Vought’s ‘Paper Cut Letters’, but when I investigated a little further it became clear that was only because they share a love of working in paper.
Miriam Londoño studied art at the Antioquia University in Medellin, Colombia, and at the Arts Academy in Florence, Italy. In recent years she has experimented a great deal with paper fibres, developing a personal technique to write and draw with paper as if it were ink.
Textile and writing have been Miriam’s sources of inspiration: textile as the underlying structure of things, and writing as a textile created by the continuous interlacing of words.
Much of her work focuses on visual texts where words rather than written on paper are themselves made of paper: see-through structures made up of lines in space, allowing light to filter through and shadows to emerge.
Her work is elegant. It is easy to see why she has achieved such success.
If you would like to learn about Miriam Londoño and her work, her website is worth a visit. You can also find out where she is exhibiting. She even runs workshops! Check out more here.