Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Papercuts

I wanted to share this blog- www.actupus.com, it's got some beautiful papercut artwork on it. A real range of techniques too- through layering, colour, paper sculpture, folding as well as cuttting. When I'm working I'm just sat there with a scalpel and my main focus is the concept and the linear marks I'm producing.

"Drydock" 2014, papercut
The only time I do cut myself is changing the black- or ironically, papercuts. This is my first cutout of the year and i'm just getting back into the swing of things. As usual it's a free hand papercut. I don't draw the image first. I'm referring to a sketchbook sketch, and you can see how i've tried to replicate the drawn marks. You can see more of my papercuts if you click on the gallery tab at the top of the page.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


I wanted to share this because it's truly impressive. Steve Norton, a Librarian at the university of the West of England has been documenting student life at Bower Ashton art campus including exhibitions, degree shows, fund raisers, parties & general goings on from 1997 until his present volume- Christmas 2013. I understand there are some 20,000 photos in the 12 books. Together they're a really cool archive capturing the atmosphere on campus. I know all the students appreciate and are in awe of the commitment & enthusiasm Steve puts into this project. The books are available to view on request in the campus library.