That’s right, another new medium/ technique that I’m enjoying right now. It’s going to take a while for me to stop experimenting! I’m really pleased with
the outcome of my owls, they aren’t as intricate as a lot of paper cuts you can find, but as my first attempts I am pretty pleased with their outcome. I’ve always enjoyed creating drawings and paintings through shapes formed buy lighting and patterns. Paper cuts seem an excellent way to bring these drawings a new dimension.
I have brought my new found enthusiasm to my job within my local libraries. Every summer we participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, a scheme that encourages children to read during the summer holidays. As part of this we hold various literacy based events and activities within the libraries. This year I am more involved than ever before as I shall be designing and holding one event each week over the summer holiday period. Creating children’s activities is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job in the libraries and I have already begun to prepare.
This year the theme of the Summer Reading Challenge is Creepy House. In order to create maximum interest myself and a colleague are holding a stall at a local primary school fair in a months time. In order to advertise the creepy house activities on offer in the libraries this summer I have begun creating paper sculptures for the display on our stall. Below is a prototype made from a page in my sketch book.
As you can see the windows are blank, this is because I am going to fill them with various creatures! Below is the final model so far, I still have a few creatures left to go as well as a scary tree.
I will upload the finished house as soon as it is finished. As ever you can see more of my work along with information on media, titles etc in my gallery section.