*paper deer draws inspiration from “cabinets of curiosities," natural history, scientific illustrations, and medical anatomy. Other influences include dystopic literature, existential and sociopolitical philosophy, humanistic psychology, identity construction, and storytelling.
Through metalworking and the use of "alternative materials" the idea of what is considered “precious” is played with and challenged; exploring the dichotomy between the raw and the refined within the realm of intimacy.
Each piece is designed/crafted as a installation for the body, and when not worn a small sculpture.
ton ferraro is the artist behind *paper deer.
Her studio is located in Burlington, VT.