Anastassia Elias, a very talented illustrator from Paris, France, explores different techniques including painting, drawing and collage. Her love for the latter led her into publishing “Rouleaux”, a creative art book dedicated to paper sculptures she created inside toilet paper rolls. Using paper of the same color as the roll, she cuts different shapes that are then glued against the inside surface, creating the illusion of paper figures being part of the roll. Using tweezers, she carefully arranges each paper shape in a way to create a variation in depth and make the best use of light and shadows.
In Rouleaux, Anastassia Elias features 67 paper sculptures that were made between 2009 and 2012, and a total of 157 photographs and 28 sketches.
Diptych “Far North” (Diptyque “Grand Nord”)
Circus. Lion tamer
Chinese New Year
Diptych “Fairground” (Diptyque “Parc d’attractions”)