May 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

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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.

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May 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

My time working in The Leeway is about to begin just in time this week because I haven’t been productive at all recently. I can hardly wait to get started. In the meantime, here are two of the most recent line drawings.

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I broke out the coloured Micron pens this time, and boy did it feel weird to work in colour for once. These are micron pens on 8.5″ x 11″ white card stock.

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April 10th, 2015 | Comments Off on Spiral Line Drawings Continued

A few days ago I found myself feeling unproductive so I decided to lay out all of the drawings from the last week across the floor. It was a good check in to do because I’d produced a lot more work than I’d realized. And now this work is making its way to my Etsy shop for other people to enjoy.

Circle line drawings
Circle line drawings
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Circle line drawings
Circle line drawings
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These two are my favourite of the group of drawings I’ve created to date. At the moment I’ve just started working on a piece that will combine paper cutting and drawing. I’m curious to see how well this will work.

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