“La Belle France” (2014)

Sylvie Howitt Papercuts Store

Papercuts on vintage maps, greeting cards and prints.

“La Belle France” (2014)


hand cut paper cut on old vintage map.

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Ships From: United Kingdom (UK)

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Papercut on a map of France taken from a 1947 Dutch atlas. (framed 53x43cm)

Please note that colour may vary slightly due to camera and monitor settings.

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Dimensions53 × 43 cm


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It would be true to say that papercutting found me.
The simple alchemy of a dusty car boot find mixed with fate and inspiration from the works of Rob Ryan, Hans Christian Andersen and a long history of story telling and folklore laid down on paper.
My choice of vintage maps and music sheets is as much a part of my inspiration helping me to tell new stories and bring new life to a piece of paper lost in a box or destined for the dump.
Over the years maps and music sheets have rekindled memories from numerous customers, the paper and the story unlocking that first kiss, memory of that day out or a simple future dream.
Each story starts life as a freehand drawing before I cut the paper, this helps me to ensure that a distinct feature, word or place remains to be found, then the process of hand cutting begins and this is when the paper starts to release it unique tale.
Once the tale is told it finds then its new keeper, unlocking that moment, a tear, a smile, a lingering stare going deeper and deeper into the picture… I can never tire of these magical moments when the two collide to find each other.

Shipping costs

Within United Kingdom (UK)£15.00

Shipping Details

Shipping from United Kingdom (UK)

Shipping Policy

Artwork is posted using My Hermes, (Signed For). Delivery usually within 3 working days (or sooner) whenever possible. Please contact me if you live locally, as we may be able to organise delivery/collection.

Return Policy

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible at sylviehowitt@yahoo.co.uk or on 07775 693300, and I will do my utmost to resolve the matter. Should you ultimately decide not to keep the work, I will refund your payment in full provided that it is returned to me in its original condition within 14 days. It would, however, be your responsibility to ship the artwork under the same conditions / packaging and pay the return shipping costs / insurance etc. In the unlikely event of your purchase being damaged during shipping, please record any such damage when signing the delivery receipt, email me photos of the damage for insurance purposes as soon as possible and return the parcel to me. A refund (or replacement) would be arranged once I had the photographic proof and received the damaged goods back.