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Boo Paterson

illustration of Vultures created from HMRC Working Tax Credit rejection forms

birds, Working Tax Credit, vultures, carcass, paperwork, official forms, taxman, benefits,
illustration of Shows refugees drowning in Mediterranean in whirlpool of barbed wire. 

Shown at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition.

Refugees, Syria, war, barbed wire, drowning, political, whirlpool, water, sea, life or death, tragedy
illustration of Commemorating Remembrance Sunday and supporting the Poppy Appeal. Background is made from paper poppies produced by Haig Fund.

War, poppies, aircraft, RAF, soldiers, No Man's Land, gun sights, World War 1, World War 2,
illustration of Poverty, architecture, 3D, paper sculpture, shadows, castle, drama, benefits, political, wealth, rich,
illustration of Parrot in jungle scene

Parrot, bird, jungle, animal, Australia, Africa, bas relief, papercut, flying bird, freedom
illustration of Skulls in garden of paper flowers set inside a book of the Scriptures

skulls, flowers, garden, human head, Bible, Scriptures, book, paper sculpture, 3D, political, religion, ISIS, war, terrorism, dogma, terror
illustration of Created to honour the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris

Charlie Hebdo, Paris, Paris attacks, ISIS, Islamic State, political, liberty, Je Suis Charlie, Delacroix, tricolour, France, terror, war, freedom
illustration of Atlas holding up a New York tenement building. From the Greek Gods in New York series.

New York, Manhattan, tenement, Greek god, Atlas, Hercules, architecture, building, water tower, washing line, strength, power, help, political, freedom, goodness, religion,
illustration of Rat with heart in its mouth inside architectural circle

Architecture, castle, palace, rat, rodent, political, love, broken heart, romance, bitterness, poisoned, building, 3D, paper sculpture, betrayal, lost love
illustration of Created after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Eyes, hand, political, black lives matter, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, police, death, shootings, Ferguson, New York, conflict, fear, apathy


Boo Paterson is an artist and illustrator, who creates papercuts, paper sculptures and pop-ups. Her work - which has been displayed at the Royal Scottish Academy of Art - is often influenced by real-life news events, such as the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Glasgow School of Art fire, or the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Other cuts have a strong architectural element, or an outwardly whimsical subject matter, such as her Greek Gods in New York series, which shows the Titans using their powers to help modern-day Manhattanites. Paterson and her artwork has featured on broadcast media and in many publications world-wide, such as the BBC, Fox 5 News, House & Garden, The Week, ITV News, the Daily Mail and Buzzfeed.


Cut Paper, Paper Sculpture, 3-D Collage


Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Web Illustration, Vintage / Retro, Edgy