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Introducing Boston Paper Cutting Artist, Joe Bagely

April 25, 2010
Joe Bagley Shows Off His Paper Cutting Technique

Boston Artist, Joe Bagley

Joe Bagley taught himself the ancient art of paper cutting by mimicking the styles of antique paper cuts from around the world. In college, he found his own unique style drawing from architecture and nature in his native New England, and around the world.

Each of his original pieces are hand-cut from a single sheet of black paper and mounted to illustration board and professionally framed with UV glass.

Joe lives in Boston, where he creates his art from his home studio overlooking the city. A full time artist since 2008, Joe has shown is work in galleries and museums around the country. His work can be found in private collections in almost every US state and 14 countries abroad including the collection of Gavin and Yaena Boyle.

Images really help to fully appreciate the painstaking and intricate detail of Bagely’s work. Here are several visual representations of the the steps Joe takes towards his final product:


Step 1 of Creating Joe Bagley's "I"


Step 2 of Creating Joe Bagley's "I"

Final Product :

I- Hand-Cut Paper Art by Joe Bagley

"I" by Boston Artist, Joe Bagley

Here’s another “behind the scenes” look into the creation of Bagley’s “Ropes”:


The Initial Cutting of Joe Bagley's "Ropes"

Step 2:

The Final Cut-Out of Joe Bagley's "Ropes"

The Final Product:

The Final Masterpiece!

Please take a moment to visit Joe Bagley’s gallery on His work is amazing, contemporary and beautifully priced. Logo

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jacki Poulsen permalink
    April 25, 2010 12:51 pm

    Joe Bagley is amazing! I can’t believe that these beautiful pieces are from just one piece of paper. What a talent!

  2. April 25, 2010 1:02 pm

    Fantastic! Love the work in progress photos

  3. April 25, 2010 2:21 pm

    Great!, beautiful technique… congrats.


  4. April 25, 2010 10:44 pm

    Very impressed the final products by this artist.

    The behind the scenes photos really show how complex and detailed this kind of art requires.

  5. September 25, 2010 7:49 am

    Stunning! It’s like creating stencil masters but 1000x more detailed. I am really impressed. Hats off to Joe Bagly!

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