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Nearly completely isolated for 70 million years before human arrival, the Hawaiian Islands are treasured today for their exotic beauty, their tempestuous history, and their stunning geography. Comprised of exposed peaks of an undersea mountain range, they mark an active hotspot over the earth's mantle and are famed for the volcanic activity that gave birth to them in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This cut and layered piece honors the Windward Islands of the Hawaiian archipelago and the 3-mile deep mountain range on which they rest.

This is an original, layered papercut piece, handmade in Minnesota, in your choice of color (this one is in all white layers), and featuring the details of the eight major islands of Hawaii, the 50th U.S. state.

This unique piece is intricately cut from five layers of high quality, acid-free cardstock. Each layer "floats" on top of the next using tiny adhesive foam squares. You may choose the shadowed monochromatic look of the piece pictured here, or choose any five colors for the layers of your piece. Because this piece is handmade, it will differ very slightly from piece pictured here. The back is titled, signed and dated as an original piece.

The work measures 8 x 10 inches (about 20 x 25 cm), and is about 3/4" thick. It will be sent to you carefully wrapped and supported to ensure it arrives safely. This piece will likely require a deeper, shadowbox style frame to allow the layers to adequately "float", and to give the piece enough breathing room from the glass, further enhancing the sense of depth in the piece.

Like the piece, but prefer a different color? Check out the fifth photo in this listing for all available color sets and be sure to mention your color choice in the message to seller upon checkout. Also be sure to check out the "non-floated" version of this piece here:


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Hawaiian Islands -floated- 8 x 10 layered papercut art


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, cardstock, colored cardstock
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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