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© Marianne Eriksen-Scott Hansen
© Marianne Eriksen-Scott Hansen
© Marianne Eriksen-Scott Hansen
© Marianne Eriksen-Scott Hansen
© Marianne Eriksen-Scott Hansen

Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen

Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen Paper sculptor
Danish, English
By appointment only
+45 60161087
© Marianne Eriksen-Scott Hansen

A pioneer in the art of paper cutting

  • • Marianne taught herself to make paper sculptures
  • • She works freehand, without templates, using only scissors
  • • Her work is a unique take on a long Danish tradition

Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen worked as a fashion and jewellery designer for many years both for her own company and as a freelancer. However, she increasingly felt that she needed to do something else, to carve a niche for herself. “I wanted to experiment and find my original source of creativity, my purest form of creative joy.” Although she had worked with luxury materials including gold and fur, she realised she felt most gratification from working with humble materials such as paper, which allowed her to express her creativity freely without having to compromise financially.

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  • Fred Merz © Michelangelo Foundation
  • © Royal Copenhagen
  • ©Tina Agnew
Photo: Fred Merz © Michelangelo Foundation
Resurrection Rose

Marianne cut, folded, twisted, braided, draped and shaped more than a thousand pieces of paper to form a flaming rose-like blossom, a symbol of resurrection and beginning of life. The transformation links the paper to its source, the tree. Created for the Homo Faber exhibition held in Venice in 2018, this monumental flower was originally known as “Rising Medusa Rose”.

Height 200 cm
Width 110 cm

Photo: © Royal Copenhagen
In the Name of Love – an Agape Feast

This paper table setting was created as a tribute to the flowering universe of Royal Copenhagen porcelain and celebrates the spirit of Christmas. At the centre, a red rose symbolises love and salvation. The title refers to Holy Communion, the meal of the Christian Church, while the flowers are an interpretation of the spiritual nourishment that we enjoy at Christmas time.

Height 170 cm
Width 180 cm

Photo: ©Tina Agnew
Homage to Alphonse Mucha

This floral sculpture crafted from thousands of shaped pieces of paper was created for the Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, to celebrate the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. It was placed at the entrance of the museum to welcome visitors to the exhibition in which 125 works by the Art Nouveau artist were presented.

Height 190 cm
Width 130 cm

Find Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen in the itinerary

Copenhagen: from the pages of a fairy tale
10 locations
The fairy tales of writer Hans Christian Andersen paint an enchanting picture of his hometown Copenhagen. Follow our itinerary to discover craftspeople and galleries, whose magical creations seem to have come to life from the pages of Andersen’s stories.

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