Monday, July 25, 2011

Paper Cut Stylez!


A few weeks ago at Imagineering, they had a Mary Blair show where they displayed many of her original pieces of art! We managed to go on the last week and got to see some of them in real life. I was shocked at the quality of them as well as how much process you could see by seeing the originals. On many of the pieces you could see her grid lines, and how she cut the paper or tape. I loved how you could see that the pieces were both very planned and also very spontaneous.

I was also surprised at how much paper cut she used in her pieces many of the scanned images you see in the books don't show the little folds or curls or cut marks. I got really inspired and I wanted to do some pieces integrating paper as well. Here is my first try, using Pricessia Pia again, I also used gold tape and some Washi tape for her dress and crown! I had SO much fun doing it, I can't wait to keep exploring these materials!

7 comments:

Andrea Pucci said...

Thanks for your comment...your works are marvellous!

Kyrstin said...

Mary's work is the definition of eye candy. So, so pretty. And I adore your go at her style! Adorable.

JoR said...

ey!!
so good to know new artist around here...
amazing your latest works Victoria, and look the evolution you had through the years is really interesting...

:D

Tam said...

paper cut is cool ! i love it, but tryed it ... and decided i needed some more practice in a hypothetic future ;p

however i really enjoy this piece it is very, very nice :) usually i don't particularly appreciate blondies, but i think this one is really cute ♥

Fawn said...

Very cool! I don't do so well at cutting paper. My traumatized experience with exacto knife in art school still haunts me till these day.

So sad I didn't know about Mary Blair show at imagineering. I thought you meant the one in our building at first.

Marie-Helene said...

Very very nice. Your Pricessia Pia is sooo cute!! I will be looking for new pieces on Gallery Nucleus for sure!

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

I'm less familiar I guess with Blair's paper cut outs than her painting, but this piece is overflowing with style & charm. Hope to see more like it.