Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft
From the introduction by our friend Rob Ryan:
“Were you that kind of child that ate your way all around the edge of the hole in the middle of a cookie bit by bit with tiny teeth in little nibbles… I was always busy jumping over and around the cracks in the sidewalk, and I looked up at the spaces in the sky that lay between the shapes made by crisscrossing telephone lines and power cables waiting for a jet plane or a bird to pass perfectly into the center of the frame that I had created in my head. At that instant, I shut my eyes as if they were a camera shutter and captured that moment and made it mine.”
Image above from Hina Aoyama: Chandelier of Cherry Blossoms, 2008.
Mia Pearlman, influx, 2008, paper, India ink, tacks, and paper clips
Elsa Mora, detail from Missing Thoughts, 2009.