September 17th, 2014
I finished this second layered paper cut work a few weeks ago, but just didn’t get around to sharing it here until now. The papers I used for this work are a 98 lb lightly textured paper by Canson, and the final size is 19.25″ x 19.25″ to fit into a shadow box frame.
The bottom layer is white paper while the top layer is actually an indigo colour much darker than what is pictured here. My intention with the second layer of this paper cut was to make to less elaborate than the previous one I shared, but I didn’t really succeed. I’m not very good at pulling back on making these designs less intense than they are (as you can see from the detail photos).
The final image is of the two layers flattened together. This piece is already framed and has the two pieces of paper mounted with space between and the cast shadows add more depth to the design.
September 4th, 2014
For the last few weeks I’ve been concentrating my paper cutting efforts on a series of larger pieces with two layers. I’m working with heavier and larger paper than usual, a 98 lb with light texture from Canson. These are being made to fit into 19.25″ x 19.25″ white shadowbox frames, with about an 1.25″ depth.
These are quick work in progress photos of the first of these pieces. The bottom layer is white paper to be backed in red, while the second layer is red paper to be backed with white. You can see the full size of the paper I am working with and how it overflows the easel. The tricky bit has been to not wreck the piece while I work because I rotate the material as I cut.
The final image here is of the two pieces layered flat together, but my intention with the framing is to give them space and allow for the play of light and shadow. At this is smaller size the whole thing is pretty intense on the eyes, which I rather like.
August 19th, 2014
These are two more of the recent works combining paper cut and drawing. The two previously shared pieces are circles, but I also wanted to play around with other shapes like these triangles.
As with the others, these are about 5″ x 5″ on 8.5″ x 11″ black card stock using silver gel pen. The work is created freehand from start to finish. I decided to cover the entire surface of the triangle with the doodle of circles and it looks pretty intense (and shiny!)
These will also be part of the show I’m having in the fall at Kafka. I still have plenty of work to do but things are getting closer to the end.