Magical and Unique Shadow Puppetry

Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker are two artists who work together creating beautiful paper cut light boxes.  Inspied by Balinese shadow puppetry, they have created their own unique style. They craft each diorama from layers of cut watercolor paper placed inside a shadow box, which is then lit from behind. Their intricate creations tell stories about aspects of light and nature, including stars, flames, fireflies, and planets. Check it out!

For the whole article, go here: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/03/illuminated-cut-paper-light-boxes-by-hari-deepti/

Finished and unfinished versions

Finished and unfinished versions

I feel as if I've just gone through an amazing museum collection. I love magical, creative things like this. It's inspirational, almost devotional in some ways in its simplicity and beauty. Any writers out there looking at these? Can you come up with a story to match these dioramas? They reminds me of the cool, shadow-puppet animation in the last Harry Potter film. That, which inspired my short story collection of fairy tales and fables, named 3 Fables. Which, in turn inspired a larger work called Fairy Tales and Fables. Cool stuff! I think a another story is brewing! :)