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.
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.
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.