Friday Night Flicks: Sam Heidinger

Ooops! Somehow it is Saturday and this week’s flick hasn’t been posted. (Given the day-to-day sameness of my life, I am surprised this doesn’t happen more often.)

Today’s flick features the work of Calgary artist Sam Heidinger. She does paper cuts in a traditional way —hand drawn, then cut with a blade— but uses a lot of subject matter from pop culture.



If it is as warm where you are as it is here, you might want to find a cool spot and spend some quiet time this weekend trying your hand at paper cutting.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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4 Responses to Friday Night Flicks: Sam Heidinger

  1. micklebert says:

    All the paper cut flicks were so interesting, I particularly like this one. The combination of popular culture with such a time consuming art is appealing. When I think of time consuming art I think of the Middle Ages, all those illuminated manuscripts. So much time and focus. It seems to mean more if it takes a lot of time. Sort of illogical, but there it is. (Judith Hoffman)


    • Byopia Press says:

      I think it does mean more if it takes time. Ironically, most paper cut artists who make a living from their work do so by selling prints of some sort: photographs of finished pieces or the design on mugs/tea towels, cushion covers, etc.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Pelham Meeting (Quakers in Niagara) says:

    Thank you. I usually intend to write and tell you how much I appreciate your emails, your kind and friendly attitude, and your generosity in sharing all your techniques, ideas, and resources. And somehow today, I am finally remembering to do that. You have added much pleasure to my life, and to the lives of a couple of friends in Montreal, with whom I’ve shared a couple of star-making projects when last I visited there. With all best wishes from here in rather hot Niagara. June-Etta Chenard


    • Byopia Press says:

      You are most welcome. A comment like that makes me feel I am not entirely wasting my time. (Actually, my stats counter gives me a pretty good idea that people are out there making things from my blog, or at least thinking about it.)
      Lovely of you to say thank-you.


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