Karen Bit Vejle (2016)

Karen Bit Vejle
Karen Bit Vejle has a lifelong passion for creating stories in paper – known as ‘psaligraphy’ – a passion that has made her a globally recognised artist. Karen’s magnificent artwork sells for top money and is on display in galleries around the world.

When she was just five years old Karen Bit Vejle made her first patterned paper cut. Folding an ordinary sheet of paper once or twice and carefully cutting holes in it using a pair of scissors left her spellbound. That magical feeling – of slowly unfolding the sheet of paper to reveal the beautiful patterns within – has never left her. Every single scissor cut is carefully planned and executed, as the slightest mistake will lead to disastrous consequences for the end result.

TEDxArenda 2016: Karen Bit Vejle