To Illuminate // Artist Spotlight

Christina Thelin

Posted on October 04 2018

To Illuminate // Artist Spotlight

In this month’s artisan spotlight, we are highlighting Vietnamese paper kirigami and quilling artist Phuong Thi, who I met in Ho Chi Minh City last year. Phuong grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, where she learned the meticulous art of creating intricate shapes from trimmed strips of paper at a young age. She loved the detail oriented process of creating the cards as well as seeing the delight on customers’ faces when they open her magical creations. Though she has humble roots, hailing from a long line of traditional Vietnamese farmers, Phuong knew at a young age that artistic pursuits were her calling.