emma__lehto

emma.lehto

I am a scalpel artist. I cut out shapes from books and magazines to see what is added when subtracted.

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It's been a long time since I've posted anything.. It's been a busy, busy summer- looking forward to just sittin down & gettin' it all done! Here's a sneak peak of what's to come! #emmalehtoart #pages #layers #materiality #process #deconstruct #deconstruction #papersculpture #paper #appropriation #collage #figurative #figurativeart #magazine #wip #process #underneaththecover #gaze #female #playboy
I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything, I'm currently cleaning out my workspace & finding many hidden gems of what's led me to where I am now. Depending how you look at it, I'm either too late for #tbt or too early. #emmalehtoart #wip #hiddengems #typography #typographyinspiration #layout #graphic #blackandwhiteonly #text #contemporaryart #inspiration #artstudio #design #madewithlove #cleaningoutthestdio #semiotics #visuallanguage #readability #materiality #processdriven #positvenegative #ledgibility #illedgibletype #illedgible
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I try to keep a clean workspace, and especially not in the kitchen.. However, it was incredibly satisfying to see this first thing this morning. #emmalehtoart #wip #repurposedpages #repurpose #tools #cutbyhand #papercraft #paperwork #collageart #processdriven
Lazy sunny Sunday's are the best days for me to hole up and work on new projects. Especially when it's so stylish to begin with. #emmalehtoart #figurativeart #style #fashion #pages #layers #collage #collageart #materiality #reappropriate #reappropriation #layers #pages #processdriven #studiosunday
I rarely ever take photos so early in my process, or even of pages so soon after the front cover. However, I felt in this project that I'm currently on, it needed to be documented and shared. #emmalehtoart #process #beginnings #underthefrontcover #pages #repurpose #materiality #processdriven #reappropriation #reappropriate #paper #collage #figurativeart #negativespace #humanspace #gestures
Another very successful day photographing past work! Slightly in love with all the typography graphic layers in this bookwork. #emmalehtoart #layers #pages #deconstruct #materiality #typography #sansserif #serif #repurpose #appropriation #beneaththefrontcover #graphicnovel #delicate
Behind the scenes, making everything thing look picture perfect! Best thing to do on this rainy Saturday, big thanks to @danebaspaly #emmalehtoart #collage #process #staging #wip #studiosetup #papersculpture #appropriation #repurpose #deconstruct #rainysaturday #trialanderror #materiality #detail #pages #layers #makeitlooknatural
That time when I placed all the words in a book in alphabetical order. Detail from the 'A' page. I'm quite in love with all the a's at the top of the page. . #emmalehtoart #cutbyhand #alphabetical #collage #repurposed #reappropriate #papersculpture #paper #awords #a #typography #textvisual #visualdialogue #organized #words #dialogue
I'm never on time for #tbt so I'm a day early to make it.. A photo from one of the first books I deconstructed. One of my favourite pages- the table of contents it looks so elegant. #deconstructed #pages #layout #tableofcontents #cutbyhand #pagelayout #emmalehtoart #layers #light #process #materiality #reappropriate #collage #repurpose
Detail from a previous book deconstruction I made.. I love how as I have the book open, as I'm looking in someone's watching me right back. . #emmalehtoart #deconstruct #deconstruction #materiality #papersculpture #papercraft #layers #beneaththecoverpage #layers #positivespace #2Dto3D
Hmmmm.. Not quite done this sequence of pages yet . This is what I love about doing these cuts outs, I never know what the outcome will be. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. I may not have access to Command z, but I can always use tape. It's a risk, but well worth it. . . #cutbyhand #emmalehtoart #wip #pages #layers #papersculpture #portraits #color #bookarts #artobstacles #layout #itsarisk #madewithlove #madewithcuriosity
It's trial and error, wait and see if it works. . . #emmalehtoart #layers #papersculpture #bookarts #wip #cutbyhand
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