There are so many inspirational things about winter, not the least of which is snow; snow falling soft and gentle or swirling madly with great intent. These are the images I had in mind when I started working on my Winter Series 2015, a series of four hand drawn, hand cut designs.
Each papercut begins with a vague sketch, which I then cut to see if I can find some inspiration in the bare-bones design, then I sketch on what I’ve already cut and cut some more. I do this until I find what I’m searching for, sometimes I don’t find anything. Needless to say my recycle bin is loaded with false starts and my sharps box filled with barely dull, but dead blades.
This year’s series is composed of four papercuts, each on a 6″x 6″ field of Canford Imperial paper and backed with my handmade papers then floated in an 8″ x 8″ frame enhancing the illusion of the papercut being suspended in air. In addition to the series, I’ve designed a papercut titled Holiday Cactus which was inspired by the Schlumbergera and Hatiora cultivars linked to the holidays, Thanksgiving, (US), Christmas and Easter, (world-wide). Holiday Cactus is also cut on a 6 x 6 field of Canford Imperial and is float framed in the same manner as Winter Series 2015.
Framed papercuts are available for $75.00 each. Purchases can be made via my Etsy shop, Daria Wilber Studio. If black or white is not your cup of tea the papercuts can be executed in a wide variety of colors. View the Canford Color Chart for your options.