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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Paper cut

Another person experimenting with the cutting edge approach is Elista
And below, Elsa Mora

Annie Vought

Gorgeous . . . .

Monday, December 06, 2010

paper cut

Doing printmaking I have always had a fascination for the art created using 'paper cut'. Along with many others, I have used intricate surgical precision to produce stencils to use in screen printing, mono printing and mixed media work. 

In 2004 and again in 2006 I used a layered process with paper and canvas cuts, cushioned between perspex and luxaflex translucent paper . . . . however, while on our travels we were seriously fascinated by the sophistication of this particular art form and how it has been taken to the streets.

The rice paper stencils pasted directly onto walls in Rome, which will slowly disintergrate. The flour paste acting as paint, which is rolled through the stencils, we saw on walls in Sienna, Cortona & Istanbul . . . . all intrigued us with their fresh vibrancy.

(We were also pleased to see that these artists are thinking of the environment)
We admired the work of 'Swoon', (artist Caledonia Curry ) with her intricate paper cuts in Venice. There is an entire paper art culture with artists like Kuko - Yamamoto and Lee Bovey (http://www.boveylee.com/ ) pushing the envelope daily.

I have always had a facination with the process of 'what to remove & what remains'?

2010 More is more . . .in Italy

Could we look any more like tourists?
Nearly every surface is painted . . 

Statues everywhere
Yes, we have returned from our recent trip overseas, where I was thrilled to see that there are lots of individuals who appreciate that knowing when to stop, and actually doing so, are two entirely different things.
I have suffered the cries of 'Less is more' for years . . . well now I say 'no more' will I listen to people trying to make me do less . . . MORE it is!
Look at the size and detail . . . amazing!!
A bath!
I find I want to add layer after layer, and more layers, to my work  . . . . . .

No more than 2 inches

Makes you feel so insignificant

. . . but then, as if there were not enough already . . . more!.

Cameron's crime fighting buddies
Our bedroom in Rome . . .with it's own balcony .. . Of an evening, we could hear the opera being performed in the Church next door. . . .  while sipping our wine . . .after having returned to have our evening meal at 10pm . . . .Yep! They certainly know how to enjoy life. . . . La Dolce Vita
All I need to know now - is how to settle back into a normal routine . . . to work!