Sunday, November 18, 2007

Squirrel Scherenschnitte

So last April, I went with my friend Dan out to Port Townsend for a visit. Surprisingly, there's a lot to see out there. We went to this park and I looked up and saw this squirrel climbing across small delicate branches and it silhouetted so well that I took a picture and tried to recreate it. Drawing and cutting branches like these gives me a newer and greater appreciation for nature. Even though I did a lot of little cuts, this papercut is nowhere near as intricate as the glory that is around us everywhere. It took me so long to cut out that I nearly went blind.


kate said...

I don't know how I've lived this long without knowing about scherenschnitte!! I'm addicted to cutting out paper snowflakes, so this is very exciting news (because really, you can't have snowflakes year round.) I found you via angrychicken.

I hope you don't mind, but I also linked to you.

Your work is really lovely; I particularly love the hummingbird one you did for your mom.

d/b/c/m said...

incredible! it's so beautiful! and i love your thoughts about it.

i can't imagine the focus that required--you're amazing!