30 Aug 2011

Some new birds

Here are a couple of new papercuts I have recently completed. As an experiment I have made them bigger than I usually work in, and I think I quite like it, so expect some more big birds.  The first one is cut from a map of the South pole and the second one from a map of Canada.

14 Aug 2011

The cutter

Here's a short video of me cutting a bird that is part of a large installation I am making for an exhibition later this year.

This is what I do for hours on end, it's surprisingly physical. I have already had a RSI injury (or upper body work related injury as the hospital liked to call it) in my hand to I try to stop regularly to relax my hands and neck.

The key is to keep changing blades as the blunter the blade gets the harder it gets to cut the paper and then I am more likely to make mistakes or the paper can rip.