Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Embrace"

I'm totally digging this combination of drawing and paper cutting.  The two mediums together create a whole new area for exploration.  I can't wait to play around more with the marriage of these approaches.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.  I just finished a new piece!

I started out with a super-quick little rough sketch, just to get the vision from my head onto a piece of paper, so that it couldn't float away never to be imagined again.  Then I decided I definitely needed a model, and my good friend Carrie makes a great model.  She even did her hair just like I asked her to. :o)

Then, I drew.

Then, I cut paper.

Then, I combined the two.

That's the shortened version, of course.  To get a better idea of how it all happened, check out this little video of progress stills.




And here's the images of the final piece:

"Embrace" graphite, hand-cut paper, 22"x28", by Heather Clements, 2013.

"Embrace" (detail) graphite, hand-cut paper, 22"x28", by Heather Clements, 2013.

"Embrace" (detail) graphite, hand-cut paper, 22"x28", by Heather Clements, 2013.


"Embrace" (detail) graphite, hand-cut paper, 22"x28", by Heather Clements, 2013.

Stay tuned for more art combining drawing and cut paper!


Inspiration Source #19:  Ring-o-graphy by Alexandra Savina.  For about a month I have been playing around with a new hobby:  hoop dancing.  You probably have no idea what that is, and unlucky for you, I'm not even going to post a video of that.  ((But dude, just google it if you're curious.))  Today I wanted to share a video of a dancer with some hoops.  Again, what she is doing is in a whole different realm from hoop dancing.  But it is just so phenomenal and beautiful I had to share.  You'd never believe rolling hula hoops on the floor could be so unique and enthralling.  My words pale so much in comparison, so just watch the video, you won't regret it!







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-Heather

4 comments:

  1. Hi Heather, another amazing work of art. I showed your "veil" clip to my students and they were blown away with your skill. Total silence whilst they watched you work! Thanks for letting me share your process with them.

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  2. Heather, this is an amazing series of drawing and paper cutting!! and thanx for sharing Alexandra slavania's video, such grace and perfection, loved the music in the background too.

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  3. Beautiful! I loved both your work and the inspiration from which it derived.

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