Emma van Leest is a papercutting god. It's a fact. I've been salivating over her work for years. If I discovered the papercutting medium through Rob Ryan, then Emma van Leest showed me its art form. Nothing is too grand, too complicated, too ambitious for Emma. The intricate nature of her work is mind blowing. I imagine if I ever see one of her artworks in person I will go into a frenzy the likes of which twelve year olds have over teen movie heartthrobs.
A tv show called Art Nation recently featured Emma van Leest. Here is the video. I agree with everything she says about papercutting. I guess it takes a type to want to do this technique again and again.