The Indian Artist: A Christmas Special

So I was perusing my Instagram feed the other day (as I know that we all do now and again) and I came across an incredible artist that I wanted to share with all of you. This week’s post does not have anything to do with Indian culture, but rather, something festive that is still related to art and just in time for the holidays!

Maarit Hänninen is an artist and linocut printmaker based in Amsterdam and her beautiful paper ornaments really caught my eye, inspiring me to make my own. She uses linoleum blocks to carve out intricate designs and then applies them to create three-dimensional sculptural ornaments that are a perfect fit for the holiday season. She has clear instructions laid out on her Instagram, pdf templates free for anyone to print out, as well as videos detailing how she puts everything together.

I made one the other night and it turned out wonderfully! I wanted to share this with all of you in case anybody is interested in a fun and easy way to spruce up their bedroom. I have attached the links below, feel free to comment if any of you try it out!

I know this week’s post was very short, but I wanted to make sure that I took the time to share something that made me smile. During these trying times, all we can do is share a little joy. I hope that you all have a restful and incredible winter break and enjoy the holidays. Stay safe and as always, see you next Sunday!


~ Riya


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My name is Riya and I am currently a Freshman at Umich. Art has been a huge passion of mine from a very young age and in this column, I look forward to sharing my perspectives and outlooks on life through my personal work!

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