Illustrator and artist Donna Ruff finds beauty in unconventional items such as the New York Times. She eliminates random areas of text and images while repeating intricate detailed patterns. She is interested in the exploration of repetition and reproduction. Ruff has worked with books and paper for a long time. She was an award-winning children’s book illustrator before focusing primarily on her fine art. In this body of work she handcut stain glass designs, reminiscent of cathedrals, mosques and synagogues from pages of newspapers.