September 16th, 2015 | Comments Off on Tiny Intricate Pattern

I know this looks like a drawing or even a digitally created design, but it is hand cut paper. The design is cut from white paper and is backed with black. I shared work in progress of this Islamic pattern design back in August, and I finished it a short time later.

paper cut pattern

In my post-artist residency time I am now figuring out which projects I will resume working on (like this one), and which I will set aside.

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August 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on Work In Progress: Pattern Paper Cut Installation

I’ve been slowly continuing to work on the installation of paper cut patterns that I started at the beginning of the summer. This are some of the recently completed pieces.


Japanese pattern design

Islamic pattern design

Work in progress: Paper cut patterns

I still have a looooooong way to go before there is enough individual pieces to make a substantial installation.

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June 25th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Leeway Residency: Halfway Point

I haven’t been working on my pattern paper cut project much over the last three weeks because I’ve been focused on other things. But yesterday I finally made time to work on transforming the flat pieces into 3D, and how to connect them together. This is the part of the project I’ve been procrastinating madly, all the while working on it in my head.

I scored the paper and folded the three pieces into half boxes, and used painters tape because I didn’t have archival glue on hand. I’m still not sure if I will glue each box or assemble them with tabs. If they are glued it makes them more difficult to store and ship, while with tabs I can take them apart to make them flat.

Prototype pattern paper cut installation

Prototype pattern paper cut installation

Prototype pattern paper cut installation

I won’t go into details about how these are attached to one another, but they aren’t glued or taped. I love playing with materials and problem solving. The goal is to make this a modular installation of small pieces that fit together to make a larger whole. With this prototype I can see the idea is going to work.

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