“Little Match Girl” Illustration, Paper Craft

‘The little match girl’ is a story about hope and dreams. The visions of the protagonist are pure and loving, which create a harsh contrast to the brutal reality. I believe that there are many children living under difficult circumstances, who are quiet and small, but they have the most vivid and bright imaginations – just like the little match girl. I want create an artwork that expresses what their hearts see.

I divided the story into four parts. Then I created four individual matchboxes that each contain a part of the story. Each box is 6cm x 7cm x 1cm. The inside of each matchbox shows what the girl sees in that part of the story. All illustrations are drawn digitally and printed on art paper. The printed paper are then cut and assembled together in handmade boxes.