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Scissor – cut

Our Dover Print & Drawing Club meetings (online via zoom since the 1st lock-down) are the perfect opportunity to relax amongst friends and create. There is no need to leave the house, hurry to a particular venue, or transport heavy materials; everything falls easily to hand within the comfort of the home studio.

Last Monday, after a full-on day, the evening club meeting presented an opportunity to chill for a while and explore shapes without any preconceived ideas. I usually cut collages with a medical scalpel, but this time I decided to just cut some paper with an ordinary pair of steel hand scissors, and see what might happen. Finding that I was enjoying the uneven line of each cut, I began layering the cut paper rather akin to a manual desktop form of Photoshop, moving shapes around before pausing some designs by holding the various elements in place with small strips removable tape. The four examples below had evolved in a similar manner, before settling upon their current form and paper finally fixed in place with permanent adhesive.

Litmus – paper collage 20x30cm
Dark Zone – paper collage 20x30cm
Chicane – paper collage 20x30cm
Gradient – paper collage 20x22cm
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March collages

A few quick sketches that committed some ideas to paper have recently been influencing the layout and development of three new paper cut-out collages.

There is a light that never goes out: hand-cut paper collage, A4 size, 2021
Strawberry Ice: collage, A4 size, 2021
Colour Insertion: hand-cut paper collage. A4 size, 2021
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Collages 12/20

Some new small hand-cut paper collages (approx 10×8 inches in size) developing as part of a ‘Travels in Lockdown’ series. A playful journey through urban landscapes, architecture, shape and form, made during a nationwide lockdown within the security of the artists’ studio.

Watchtower: cut paper collage
Landing Curtain: cut paper collage
Camp: cut paper collage
City AM: cut paper collage
Interplay: cut paper collage
Canal-side: cut paper collage
We’re in Each Others Dreams: cut paper collage
In The Mountains: cut paper collage
Urban Walk: cut paper collage
A Gradient Solved: cut paper collage
Uncertain Trajectories: cut paper collage
Untitled: cut paper collage