SF Open Studios
Papercutting is one of the oldest art forms, known to be traced back to around 105 AD, when paper was invented in China. My scissors drawings interweave multi-cultural stories of mythology and folk tradition. Earth, nature and it's deities, along with a long ribbon of myths are some of the resources I use in my themes. I like to give my work a modern but timeless appeal. Usually I go by its weight, texture and color, when I choose a paper. Like a sculptor, I envision the 3D aspect of the project, the artwork already within the paper. I just have to cut away the negative space. Texture and color have to correspond with theme of the image. I am working with paper, but at times I love to use copper sheet as well. Over a decade ago I started cutting little bookmarks, which quickly developed into much larger work. Papercutting became my passion!