I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around how artist Marc Hagan-Guirey managed to recreate some of horror’s most iconic haunted houses with a single piece of paper, but he did, and it’s absolutely stunning. The attention to detail and the way he uses light to create multiple layers is a thing of brilliance and easily one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. I think you guys are going to get a kick out of this. The paper cut count must have been ridiculous while creating these miniature masterpieces!
Presented within light boxes, by night the silhouetted paper sculptures appear as spectral and ethereal as the buildings on screen. By day, the works exist in their pure white and tangible form – displaying an innocent and simple beauty and showing their physical construction. Through this duplicitous presentation, Hagan-Guirey juxtaposes the experience of viewing the work with the experience of watching the horror films he loves. Under the cloak of darkness, a horror film is at its most effective and potent but this power dissipates when viewed in the safety and familiarity of daylight.
I’m tempted to list each film that is represented here but that would ruin all the fun! If you can’t figure it out, ask me in the comments! If you want to see more just click right here and take a look around.