Friday, August 26, 2011

Pinched - Paper Cut

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This is the smallest paper-cut yet.  It is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  The center is floating and the edges are flat against the background paper.

Again, I will sell these with the condition that I can borrow them for my solo exhibit at Studio b in December.

And here is a watercolor from last night's Figure Drawing Class at CityArts Cooperative.

Update: *SOLD*

Art-making sure can take a heavy toll on one's body.  My calloused fingers ache, I can hardly bend my pointer finger sometimes.  My back and neck get tense and knotted from hours of hunched over art-making.  Some day I fear there will be doctor's bills that will cost more than an artist can afford.  So help pay for my future chiropractor by purchasing a piece of art!  I have stuff for easy purchase at etsy.  Or if there is anything else you are interested in, it's probably for sale.  Ask, and I shall tell you a price.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ecocide Paper Cut

It's finally finished! For now I'm simply calling this one, "Ecocide VI."  I've estimated it took me around 20 hours to make.  It is framed in a shadow box measuring 16"x20".

My hand, to show the size of this piece...  But you also have to keep in mind I have very small hands.

This is the largest and most ambitious papercut I have done so far.  All of my papercuts (aside from the one I sold) are currently at my studio.  I am not going to show any of them in public until my solo exhibit at Studio B at the end of December.  (Which I am super excited about!)  However, they are currently for sale, as long as the buyer signs a little piece of paper guaranteeing that I can borrow back and display the artwork for the Studio B show.  Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a work of art.  I do offer studio visits for anyone who is interested in buying a piece, or simply would like to see my work space.  I have many new and old works here at my studio.

And here's your daily dose of naked... just kidding...  kind of.  Here's a watercolor painting I did during last week's figure drawing class at CityArts Cooperative:

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Paper Garden in the Bay County Bullet

When we took this photo for fun, I never thought it would end up in the paper.  But here it is!

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I think the photo sums up my love/hate/overwhelmed relationship with the paper flowers.  And guess what?  I'm making more for the VAC.  I'm also attempting to make something else for the VAC that I'll post more about if all goes well.

As far as my personal art goes, I'm in the middle of a larger paper-cut that I will of course post once it's finished.

Paper, paper, paper!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Body and Earth - Paper Cut - And an Anniversary

I just realized today that I have been self employed full time for just over a year.  Yay!  I made it a whole year!  I guess that means this is working which means I get to keep doing it!

Here is another new paper cut piece:

It's called "Body and Earth" and it is (including the background) 11"x14". 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Walk in the Field - Paper Cut

Whut whut, I just like to paper cut.  (commence beat-boxing)

This one is called, "A Walk in the Field."  It is 19 1/2" x 9 1/2". *Update: SOLD*

Sometimes I have to say it.  I really like this one.  I used a shadow box that allows for different adjustments of the glass or backing.  That allowed me to set the grass, the girl, and the background at three different levels (about 1/4" distance between each level.)  I will allow the meaning to be interpreted, although I think it is a fairly simple narrative.  [Hint: this is another piece within the 'ecocide' series]

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Transformation - Paper Cut

Here's a new papercut called "Transformation."  It is also 9"x7".

Update: *SOLD*