sam wróbel specializes in the Polish papercutting folk art of wycinanki. born and raised near chicago, illinois, sam learned to make wycinanki as a child from folk artist doris sikorsky. sam has Polish ancestry, and always enjoyed the vibrant colors, intricate designs, and connection to their culture that wycinanki offered.
now living and working in rural sw louisiana, sam started sparrow papercraft in 2018 to share their wycinanki folk art with the world. their work is influenced by traditional polish motifs, social movements, their travels, and the colorful culture of south louisiana.