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Valerie Buess was born in Switzerland and is now based in Germany. She has been experimenting with paper for the last twenty years.
By twisting, turning, folding paper and sometimes adding some color to her work, she creates organic and often abstract shapes inspired by underwater sea creatures.
These sea urchins, coral reefs, algae, and seagrass, all made from recycled books, hint at mysteries of the deep sea and constitute a sculptural world above the surface.
Her work has been exhibited across Europe and the US.