Paper Cutting

 
Who can remember the magical discovery as a child of opening a line of folded people cut from paper... or releasing the snowflake from its papery layers?
Paper is so easily cut, so kind in its flexibility. This organic process of cutting paper by hand allows me to hold the forms as they emerge and assemble them to make a whole. Balance in the finished work is vital; I turn the paper around several times during the process, to ensure that shapes - and colour if it is used - are pleasingly distributed. 
It also makes for a wonderful diversion from the rigidity of glass shards.




U 1.3, 2014. 30 x 21cm



U 1.1, 2014. Carrier bag




Weymouth, 2014. 60 x 42cm 



U 3.5, 2015. 60 x 42cm 



U 3.4, 2014. 30 x 20cm



Blue Leaves, 2014. 30 x 20cm




U 3.3, 2014. 30 x 20cm



Grasses, 2014. 30 x 19cm


Bluebirds in Fruit Tree, 2011.



Crested birds, 2010. 30 x 20cm



Dandelions, 2009. 63 x 32cm



Tulips in Vase, 2008. 71 x 49cm



Shells, 2007. 99 x 69cm



Corfe Castle from Arne, 2008. 78 x 58cm


Nude, 2009. 40 x 30cm


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