Paper Cuts

  

Because I have had some architectural work to do the last couple of days, no artistic work is being done.  (There is good argument that architecture is art, but these days there is good argument against it too.) And as funny Ogden Nash states

O money, money, money, I’m not necessarily one of those who think thee holy,

But I often stop to wonder how thou canst go out so fast when thou comest in so slowly

Here is some cut paper done within the last year (or maybe two, time goes as quickly as money!).  If you are awed by all the cut paper art you are seeing these days, it is easier then it looks.  Draw your pattern on paper first, staple it (in the negative spaces) to the finished paper and cut with tiny scissors and an exacto knife.  Avoid cutting away the stapled pattern until the very end.   Use copyright free images and cut around them for great silhouettes.  It isn’t always easy and it is frequently tedious, but  most people could do it  if they so desired.  And cut paper is so tres chic!

Butterfly

 

Art-Nouveau

 

I would hope you would find my architectural work art were you to see it.  We  try hard but usually don’t have control over the final product.

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One Response to “Paper Cuts”

  1. Karen Owen Says:

    I always love your cut paper art. There’s something really dramatic about the cut-out black silhouettes against the light backgrounds. I like how you used backgrounds with handwriting.

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