adoration

 

adoration

 

This is a sketch I have done, it forms part of a larger sketch of a mass of entwined bodies.   The idea came to me as I was doodling around on a piece of paper whilst chatting on the phone.  I saw this mass as a kind of huge conical shape rising from a wide based pedestal, sculpted from fine porcelain and glazed white.  Just like a huge cake !!  I hope to get around to doing that one day………………….  I love to paper cut but not sure this would transfer to that medium, perhaps I should try.

abundance – paper cut / sculpture

abundance, I love that word it conjures up so much in my mind…………  picture no 3, the tree is now in the fullness of its green summer coat and the fruits of the  pollinated  flowers are beginning to grow.  Mother earth is working hard now and is in full flow……..tree-abundance-3tree-abundance-3-detail

Awakening – paper cut / sculpture

this is no 2 in the series, when the day light lengthens and mother awakens from slumber, slowly new life begins its upward journey from the darkness, shoots burst through the soil and buds burst open upon the tree, like white frothy lace adorning the the branches,tree-awakening-2tree-awakening-2-detail

Slumber – paper cut / sculpture

since my previous posting I have been hard at it with scalpel, my new scissors and reams of paper !…………………..   this one is the first in series of 4 trees, all reflecting the cycles of life.  This first one is the winter, when mother earth rests in deepest slumber.  The day light hours are short while she takes stock and replenishes herself in readiness for the vigours of spring.

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winter tree in progress

I am starting an all white series of four tree paper cuts, the first a winter skeleton still in progress.  Think the next will have blossom, then a full show of leaves, then a showering of leaves as they shed. tree-winter-in-progress1 All 50 x 50 and in black shadow box frame.  I have also in mind of series of seeds, bean seeds, in stages of growth.  Will post more as I completewinter tree in progress 2

More Paper

tried a different style today, and used black and white and thinner paper.  Easier to cut but not quite so “crisp”.  However it seemed quite easy to “shape” it, found that if I rub the back of the paper with the end of the scalpel handle onto a piece of foam board that the paper curls and takes on a very 3 dimensional effect, more so than my first efforts.  Learning more each time I cut them.  What I would like to do is large free form hanging paper sculpturesdark-night-small-file

Paper surge

So much swirls in my head, sparks fly off here and there, and feel the need to express them somehow.  Saturday afternoon, after walking, coffee and seeing off Seanpaul on the train, I really felt the urge to try and express something that really resonates with me, but in a new form, paper cutting.  I first came across this in China , when I visited many years ago, that’s another story for another day ( travels on Trans siberian railway, setting of from Moscow the day after Chenobyl disaster in April/May 1986 !)  Anyway, papercutting has always intrigued me, so I thought I would try my own version, a cross between, paper scultpture, cutting and silhouettes.  Very happy with my first attempt, although I can see there is much room for improvement!!


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