Last year, the Uppsala County, asked Fideli to decorate a 30-meter-long tunnel, where the images would be 1.8 meters high and one to three meters wide. Usually what sort of paper tends to not really matter for Fideli, the colors are more important. But as the images in this case would be so incredibly large the fiber directions and the texture of the paper was of utmost importance.
– I am generally no paper snob, I use such large quantities. But for this project the pictures were blown up enormously, and passersby could watch the pictures very closely, which meant that the tiniest cut mark or pencil stroke couldn’t show. So the paper type and my precision was very important. Otherwise when I work, the color is the most important thing, and that the paper is not too thick so my hand gets tired when I cut it, says Fideli.
The different projects a paper artist can get are as varied as the possibilities of paper as an art form. In one project Fideli can have the role as a stylist or decorator if a company only might be interested in a specific object like a paper toothbrush or paper chicken for example. While she in other projects has the leading role and the art itself is in focus, such as the assignment for Louis Vuitton where a paper tiger was portrayed several times in different environments. Or, as with her latest book "Paper Garden" where Fideli was responsible for, except the paper art, both text and layout. Since her previous book had such a great impact and the interest was so high, the publisher decided to give out another one, which is released in May. This time a book filled with inspiration and guidelines.
– Paper Garden is for those who want to learn how to make paper art at home, or for them who just want to browse and look at the pictures. It is a step by step book, which focuses on the motives flowers, leaves and pretty plants. It suits those who like working with their hands and like to create stuff, says Fideli.
She is only 28 years old but has already been a part of many successful projects and she is looking forward to more. But even though she loves to work with paper, Fideli has a special dream project that she hopes and believes will come true.
– I just have to find the time and the ideas, but sometime in the future I hope I will work with puppetry, says Fideli.