10 Jun

The Leeway Residency: Update on Progress in Week Five

When I was working in The Leeway during my open studio on the weekend I completed my ninth paper cut pattern. I am pleased to have reached this point already, though I am trying to finish two to three of them a week these days.

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I made the decision to incorporate a wider variety of patterns and distinguish them by category using colour. Going forward all of the Japanese patterns will be cut from black paper and the Islamic ones will remain white. This means I need to redo all of the Japanese designs I’ve already cut, but I’ve moved forward with cutting new ones from black paper, some of which are pictured here.

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At the moment I’m still holding off on sorting out the three dimensional aspect of this installation, but I do have some interesting solutions in my head for how to do it.

© Rachael Ashe