05 Mar

The Box As Cut Paper

Last week was mostly spent on administrative tasks but at the end of the week I fit in time to work on another cut paper sculpture.

I kept the form simple and made a basic cube with two of the sides left long. I’d had in mind to have these two long flaps eventually connect together but things went in a different direction as I worked.

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I chose a leaf as the repeating shape and cut away most of the paper on four sides, leaving the bottom uncut. I decided to contour the top and sides of the box by cutting away the straight edges of the paper. It makes the whole thing seem even more delicate.

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I left a thin border of paper around the sides and attached these together with glue. The finished size is about 5.5″ tall, 4″ wide, and 4″ long.

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I’m really pleased with this prototype. I actually feel ready to move onto creating finished work.

© Rachael Ashe