Paper artist, illustrator and graphic designer Fideli Sundqvist grew up in a creative environment in Uppsala. Her mother is a potter and her father a religious historian. The family had a small printing space in the kitchen where Fideli would also hang her pictures to dry on a clothesline. The artistic climate of her childhood and her great interest in music were the foundations for her career choice.
“Already during my second year at Nyckelviksskolan I started cutting paper silhouettes using a scalpel. I was so fascinated by all the possibilities paper art gave and the shadows that the cuttings created.” At first she worked mostly two-dimensionally but has increasingly switched to constructing and building three-dimensional paper objects that are then photographed.