Category Archives: paper cutting

Friday Night Flicks: Geometrical Spaces

Elena Mir has created three-dimensional surfaces by layering cut paper. Tonight’s stop-motion video shows the pieces growing as layers are added, one by one.     For a completely different approach to layered papercuts, you might check out the work … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Of Paper & Insects

This week’s paper cutting flick is a short process video by Claudia Foo.     If you enjoy process videos, you can watch another one here. If you would rather start learning to do your own paper cutting this weekend, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: An Introduction to Psaligraphy

The remaining three Fridays in November will feature videos about paper cutting. The first is a short film made by Sonya Padilla at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. It shows works from an exhibition of scissor cuts by Karen … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Pająki / Chandeliers

This week’s flick features the paper and straw works of Karolina Merska. Merska creates pająki, traditional Polish decorations used for celebratory decorations.     Here’s a picture of Merska’s giant pająk installed during the London Design Festival 2016. (Image from … Continue reading

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The Elements: Air

I spent a good part of the week working on The Elements, beginning by making some test prints to check colour. (This also functioned as a printer test. Inkjet printers can get cranky when left sitting for extended periods.)

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The Elements

This is the image for the Fire piece from my planned series The Elements.

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A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: La Valse Botanique

Last in this series on papercut artists, tonight’s flick is a papercut stop-motion animation by Studio Apvis. The video even has a romantic ending appropriate for the date.     Perhaps you will share La Valse Botanique with your Valentine … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Pablo Lehmann

Third in this set of Friday Night Flicks featuring papercut artists is an interview with Pablo Lehmann. The video was made six years ago as part of Campo Artistico’s ongoing series of mini-documentaries about Argentinian artists. The soundtrack is in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Marco Gallotta

Tonight’s flick features another papercut artist, Marco Gallotta. His work sometimes includes photographs, or drawings, or paintings which he cuts and layers.     There is a video interview with him here. It will be most informative if you understand … Continue reading

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