May 22nd, 2015
I’m three weeks into my residency at The Leeway and I feel like I’m making good progress on my project. I’ve decided to explore traditional pattern making as my focus for the next few months, and these are the two pieces I’ve cut so far.
On the left is a Japanese textile pattern, and on the right is Islamic geometric design used in architecture. Each one is cut from a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ white card stock, and the design area is 5″ x 7.5″. The large white border around the cut areas will eventually be folded so they become 3D. I’m still refining the details on that part of things.
I’m using low quality inkjet prints as my cutting templates. The second photo here is of what remains of these prints after I’m finished cutting. They are delicate pieces of paper which I’m also holding onto.
May 13th, 2015
A few weeks ago I started working on a second paper cut installation made from the remaining seven foot roll of tyvek. It’s proving to be the most awkward thing ever to maneuver around and work on so my progress on it has been slow. This one will be composed of a series of intricately cut circles varying in size throughout the material.
The final photo here is where I reached as of yesterday. It’s going to take me a long time to finish this, but I am determined to see it through to the end.
April 27th, 2015
I will be on location once again at Opus Art Supplies Hastings Street location giving an in-store demo of paper cutting techniques next Sunday. The demo is FREE but you must register by phone (604‑678‑5889) to reserve a spot as space is limited.
When I give these demos at Opus I do a thorough run down on knives, paper, techniques, and different ways to use paper cut elements in artwork. Read more details about the demonstration on the Opus website.
Opus Artist Demo: Creative Paper Cutting Techniques
Date: Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Time: 11pm & 1pm
Location: Opus Art Supplies, 100-207 West Hastings Street