Monday, 22 October 2007
My work: papercuts 1991
Papercut in typing paper, 1991
Papercut in parchment and tracing papers, 1991
What I love about these is the way that different papers allow different levels of light to filter through. The more translucent they are the more subtle and interesting the effect of multiple layers. The one I showed yesterday was cartridge paper, it's lack of translucency means it works better for making crisper shadows and for working in 3 dimensions. Plus it can handle stitching, when I find them I'll post the cut and stitched works.
It's funny, as I post these I'm starting to see why the printed textiles department were getting annoyed with me, no colour, no fabric and no print. But hey, you can't dictate the way creativity will take you, and they were going to be used as part of a lighting installation with accompanying stitched and printed fabrics.
Must stop typing, I've got 4 people's pets today and I'm not very mobile so it's taking ages to get them all fed, walked, groomed, nursed and loved. One is my Uncle's dog, I have him a week while my parents and brother are on holiday. I thought it's work out great cause he and Lucy could exhaust each other, but yesterday Lucy developed a foot infection with a big sore, so she's not allowed to run around or get mucky. Such a shame. The cat seems to think he is Lucy and so has been very tolerant of him, a big relief.