I was turned on to this video the other day by Josh Ritter. It’s a sweet song, that hits home for me BUT…..the video is an AMAZING art work. The video consists of a series of paper cuts that are photographed and then put together using stop animation. Check it out here: http://vimeo.com/36873964
This got me thinking about some paper cuts I started not so long ago. It’s a great medium, very graphic, inexpensive, and limitless in its possibilities. All you need to get started is an exacto knife, cutting matt, a piece of medium wheight paper (I use Canson Colorline paper 150 gsm) and a lot of patience.
Here are some of my paper cuts so far….
Once I got he hang of it (kind of), I tried some that were more complicated:
“Boy and Cat”
and finally this one: “Akward”
It becomes quite an obsession once you start, so make sure you have lots of time and lots of paper. After posting these photos I got to thinking that I should transorm some of my other work into paper cuts…hmmmm.
Good luck and thanks for reading.