Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in News, Papercuts, Susan at work | 0 comments

Susan Papercutting

Using X-acto blades, I carefully cut away areas to reveal only the ‘positive space’ that becomes the finished papercut.  The time needed to plan the piece often exceeds the actual cutting by hours and hours because anything inadvertently left unconnected will fall out and ruin the artwork.

I’ve been teaching Jewish papercutting for well over a decade, and it never ceases to amaze people that it is such a simple and intuitive craft that can become maddeningly complex if you are drawn to its potential for detail.

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