Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Topography Paper Sculpture

Finished, background painted, shaped, and up online.  This is my first try for a series I would like to do going forward- detailed irregular pattern cuts shaped and attached so they rise and fall like a landscape from a watercolor painting.  It was a bit of a challenge since I had to use thinner paper than I am used to cutting in order to allow the multiple random bends and curves without the paper creasing.  I am happy with how it turned out, though I may try photographing it again with different lighting since I don't think the full-on shot captured the depth of the piece as well as I would have liked..

Standard Schnauzer papercutting

Final edition (3/3) for this one!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

'Neurons' papercuttings

In the summer of 2012,  I got accepted to the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair for the first time, and I was there I met a woman who was a graduate student in neuroscience at Michigan.  She was interested in commissioning a piece from me with a general theme of 'neurons' and left the details up to my imagination.  I played with sketches till I found something that I was happy with, got her approval on the design, and cut it and sold the piece to her.  I cut the pattern a second time, and sold that one as well.

I next decided to design an art card (2.5" x 3.5") with a similar theme:

Couple months later, she contacted me again and asked if I was willing to design another piece for her on the same theme, but double layered.  It sounded like a fun idea, so I did so.  Similarly, the second cutting from that pattern sold shortly after.

So I designed Neurons III- another layered piece.  And sold both editions of that one in fairly quick succession this past summer.

Neurons IV (layered again) is currently in my sketchbook under development.  I am hoping to have the patterns finished to my satisfaction within the next couple months.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Couple pieces in progress

Standard Schnauzer, edition 3/3.  This is a recut on a piece I just sold:

And a large mosaic leaf sculpture- will be about 6" long when done:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Seiryu, step 5

Done with the rough cut, now time to go back and put in all the tiny leaf veining and shadowing.

Seiryu in progress, part 2

Remainder of last night and a bit of this morning:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Seiryu recut in progress

A bit of last night and all of today:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Barred Owl in progress

After all my distractions trying to finish my jury pieces, I am finally getting back to working on my barred owl piece.  This is a new(ish) pattern, at least in that this is the first cut on the pattern.  I am planning on painting the background for this and framing it when it is done.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cairn Terrier papercutting finished

Final edition (3/3) on this one too!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

And done!

Siberian Husky, Serial P70, Edition 3/3.  Last cut from this pattern!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Husky in progress

Final edition on this pattern (3/3).  Hopefully will have it finished and listed by the end of this weekend..