February 23rd, 2015
Purely Paper is coming soon…
A paper art exhibition featuring large scale installations, sculptures, drawings, origami and 2D & 3D paper cuts.
Participating artists: Joseph Wu, Rachael Ashe, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Connie Sabo, and Anyuta Gusakova.
March 6 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 7:00-9:00pm
Cityscape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale Avenue
Visit the NV Arts Council website for more details.
February 17th, 2015
I shared the backlit rear view of this piece at the end of last week, and now here is the front. I’ve been making variations of this style of work a few times over the last few years, but this is the most perfect and largest version to date.
The first photo above was taken while the work was still in-progress, and the last photo in this post is the completed version. You can see refinement in the completed shape because I was working towards a circle, which is about 13 inches in diameter.
I think of creating these pieces as an act of meditation, but there is something about looking at one that is meditative for the viewer. Even though I’ve made pieces like this several times I think there is more to explore, so I know I’ll be making more in the future.
February 13th, 2015
Yesterday I was about to start framing up a finished 3D paper cut piece, but needed to document it beforehand. I took this photo of the back of the piece with my desk lamp shining through the middle. It has a dramatic effect on the appearance of this piece, and makes the pattern even more mesmerizing.
One of the things I keep thinking about and would love to explore this year is creating paper cut light boxes. I know just the person to collaborate on this with (but have yet to reach out…)
I’ll share the front of this finished piece next week. It’s sitting in my dining room looking pretty wonderful at the moment.