Thinking about: Josh Ritter Video

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:

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….

My first paper cut:  “Plain Jane”

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.


2 responses

  1. Well, it seems to me that you have finally found your voice, authentic, mysterious and very germanic looking to me.. Check out under art and see if you can find the woman who does paper cuts of whole cities.

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