Anyone who knows me knows I love myself a little Ed Pien. I first encountered the Canadian artist on a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario about 5 years ago and I still absolutely love his work; he works in a range of medium, from photography to public installations to illustrations. There’s something really haunting but also delicate about his art that draws me in. His larger-than-life papercut pieces and installations are full of mystery that makes you wonder who the silhouetted figures are and why the heck they’re alone in the forest. Pien uses trees as a recurring motif in his cuts, playing with light, texture, depth, and space to portray an alluring and delicate experience. It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday…you just can’t help but gape in awe anytime you see one of his pieces in front of you.
He’s worth checking out!