Beatrice Coron, a New York artist and former Penland teacher, is one of my favorites. Her paper cuts tell stories, real and imagined, and the work is magical and beautifully executed. Beactrice was invited to speak at the TED conference in Long Beach CA in 2011, and her work is in collections including the Met, Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, MOMA Library, and the Getty.
Coron's oeuvre includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek. She also creates works in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and digital media. www.beatricecoron.com