September 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

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.

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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).

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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.

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September 4th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

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.

Work in progress paper cut

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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.

Work in progress paper cut-3

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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.

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August 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

A preview of two experiments in my sketchbook combing paper cutting and drawing that recently led to finished pieces (not pictured here).

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These are small, about 4 or 5 inches square, and I used those metallic gel pens I so love to draw with. The tiny circles are just the thing I often doodle obsessively, and once filled a page with them using pencil.

I’ve decided to include a series of small pieces like these in my upcoming fall show.