2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Blossoming Paper

TYSONS CORNER, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Blossoming Paper exhibit by Voyo Woo is a different side of the Cherry Blossom Festival you will not want to miss out on and will give you a taste of traditional Japanese art forms.

Voyo Woo's Blossoming Paper is currently being featured at the Tysons Corner Center until April 13 and is a form of art you do not see all too often.

Blossoming Paper features various paper cutting art pieces, using both traditional and urban art forms. In addition to the pieces of art, Woo's exhibit includes cherry blossom trees naturally, however the blossoms are paper cuttings.

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This form of art is more than 1500 years old and started in Xinjiang, China.

The artist Woo first started off making paper art at the age of 14. Woo came in first place for her paper cutting in China's "Shuanlang Cup," which is a National Painting and Calligraphy Competition.

She came to the United States in 2008 and has been designing and hand-crafting paper cutting for events, weddings and companies. Woo has done live demonstrations of her work in the past, including one at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries.

Her inspiration comes from a mix of Chinese background, Western Art but also from nature, people, music and paintings.

Find out more about her art and Woo's background by visiting: www.voyowoo.com

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