Boo’s Paper Houses Create a Stir in the Art World!

Another of Boo's acclaimed paper sculptures

Would you like your home to star in an original work of art?

Scottish artist Boo Paterson has won praise on both sides of the Atlantic for her intricate architectural paper-cut works of everything from Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art to New York’s tenements. However, she’s now inviting the public to commission paper-cuts or paper sculptures of their own homes or favourite buildings, with prices starting at £350.

‘I thought it would be nice to immortalise people’s homes’

“I usually do cuts of grand structures, such as Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum and Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, but I thought it would be a nice idea to immortalise more modest buildings too, such as people’s homes,” said Boo, who is also a newspaper journalist, arts publicist and ex-music manager.

“However, that’s not to say I wouldn’t take on the challenge of Edinburgh Castle or someone’s ornate Victorian villa.”

Top Scots artist Tony Morrow – who made the sculptures of Lobey Dosser in Glasgow and Desperate Dan in Dundee – said: “In the realm of the arts, Boo’s work is beautifully individual, inspiring and an investment for the heart. I want to steal her work…and run.”

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Wendy Glass