08 May

Carving Paper Into Whirls

Whirls, is a recently completed piece composed of spirals hand cut from 98lb Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I was inspired by the work I did with the previously shared Cumulus, and wanted to work larger. The long curved shapes that make up each spiral feel like paper carving as I work. It’s an interesting shift in the process.

Whirls

Whirls

These are photos I took during the work in progress. It was a challenging process to compose spirals while cutting at the same time. I need to improve my drawing skills so that I can sketch out a design in advance to guide me, beyond a general outline of what I am hoping to achieve.

Whirls

Whirls

Photo by Byron Dauncy

The final photo is of the completed piece of work in all of its whirling spiral glory before figuring out how it should be framed.

© Rachael Ashe