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Asya Kozina – Paper Sculptures

Written by Nerissa Staggers

It takes a really dedicated, patient, and skilled artist to create intricate sculptures from the simplest medium of expression, paper.  I’m not talking about the typical paper planes you made in elementary school.  I’m talking about the extensive craftsmanship, and labor intensive sculptures, 3-dimensional objects, and carvings.  Asya Kozina manipulates paper in a way that takes it outside of its comfort zone.  She pushes the conventional boundaries of paper, resulting in amazing work.  Her most recent project was a collection of ethnic wedding dresses from Morocco, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Nigeria, and Japan.

Born in the Ukraine, her hobby with paper cutting started from childhood.  At 8 years old, her mother showed her how to cut simple patterns, and from there she began cutting mountains of paper silhouettes.  As a 4th year design student at the University of Cherkassy in the Ukraine, she became fascinated by paper so much that in a few months she created an exhibition that consisted of more than 30 paper sculptures.  Since then, paper became her vocation.  She now does exhibitions, master classes, workshops and more.

To view more of Asya’s work visit, asyakozina.com.


German Bride


Mongolian Bride


Palestinian Bride


Nigerian Bride


Japanese Bride


Traditional Bride and Groom


About the author

Nerissa Staggers

Nerissa Staggers is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of CreativeArtsAdvocate.com. A graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business, and Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Nerissa Staggers is an analytical thinker and an appreciator of the arts. She’s worked in the fashion industry for several years in New York City prior to obtaining her law degree, taking on buying, production, and management roles. Her interests expand beyond just fashion to entertainment, media, and entrepreneurship. She loves the idea of linking the worlds of creativity, business, and law. Intellectual Property law is that link. She completed intellectual property coursework at New York Law School as a visiting student to further concentrate on this area. The purpose of this site is to support artists and small businesses by helping to protect their creative interests. Outside of work, Nerissa enjoys volunteering and serving on non-profit boards in her local community.

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