Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen
Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen is a Copenhagen-based artist who creates incredibly lifelike flower bouquets using tissue paper. She worked as a fashion and jewelry designer for many years both for her own company and as a freelancer. However, she increasingly felt that she needed to do something else, to carve a niche for herself. She realised she felt most gratification from working with humble materials such as paper, which allowed her to express her creativity freely without having to compromise financially. A pioneer in the art of paper cutting, she works freehand, without templates, using only scissors to make paper sculptures. Her work is a unique take on a long Danish tradition in which she explores new techniques and ideas. She has worked with well-known designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor & Rolf. Her flowers have been exhibited at the Hempels Glas Museum and HAGD Contemporary.