HOME IS WHERE THE H-ART IS

Our homes are where we feel secure, raise our families, and spend most of our time – and now you can get yours made into an original work of art.

British artist Boo Paterson has won praise on both sides of the Atlantic for her intricate architectural paper-cut works of everything from Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art to New York’s tenements.

Now she’s inviting the public to commission paper-cuts or paper sculptures of their own homes, or favourite buildings – perhaps as a gift for a loved one with a strong connection to a particular place, or for friends living abroad.

She said: “People seem to really love the architectural works I do and a few have made suggestions for buildings I might cut in the future.

“I usually do cuts of grand structures, such as concert halls and museums, but I thought it would be a nice idea to immortalise more modest buildings too, such as people’s homes.

“However, that’s not to say I wouldn’t take on the challenge of the Tower of London or even someone’s ornate Victorian villa.”

Paterson has already had success in America with her Greek Gods in New York paper-cuts, which show the Titans using their superpowers to help modern-day Manhattanites with tasks both mundane and extraordinary.

Top British sculptor Tony Morrow said: “In the realm of the arts, Boo’s work is beautifully individual, inspiring and an investment for the heart. I want to steal her work…and run.”

Prices for paper-cuts and sculptures start at £350 but Paterson is offering 10% off any commission until the end of April, if you quote the discount code ‘Building01’.