說到紙雕藝術，便會聯想是一門以細致線條構成的華麗工藝，但從某種意義上來看，其實存在著非常強烈的對比： 簡單的材料但是呈現出複雜的圖像，一張空白的紙料，一枝削尖的鉛筆，加上一把俐落的刻刀，工具僅此而已，但透過一雙人手卻能雕刻出精確，複雜而優雅的紙雕藝術。來自英國的紙雕藝術家Pippa Dyrlaga正是箇中好手，在她手下，簡單的白紙削去多餘部分之後，活出栩栩如生的新生命。
I love to use the end of the year like a reset button, to look back on the years events and reflect on what I've achieved. Then to look forward to the year ahead, and all the possibilities and new challenges this will bring and I'm excited for 2018. The last week hasn't given me much time to do this as I've been caring for my dog (if anyone wants an update he is doing ok. He is back home now recovering, and getting all the cuddles all the time). Looking back on some of my most popular pieces this year, I want to thank you all for your support this year, it's been immense. I hope you have all had a lovely festive season!
Today I went on a round trip to the insanely beautiful village of Melbourne in Derbyshire to visit the lovely @themarlowgallery and drop off this piece and a few others for their upcoming exhibition. If you get a chance to go, I do recommend it. It's appointment only so make sure you contact them beforehand. Exhibition is on from 10th September.
Happy to be able to share the full image of the bear with you! He was a commission for @bearandbillet in Chester who have just had a lovely refurbishment and are looking amazing. They are open from 12 today so you can go and say hello to him whilst you get yourselves a well deserved drink. Happy Friday!
I've been working on this on and off this week. I love making birds, but it's interesting and a challenge to try and find different ways to represent them. I'm not sure if I might have got a bit carried away though. #papercut #papercutting #papercutartist #papercuttingartist #papercutart #papercuttingart #hummingbird #bird #art_we_inspire #art #artist #cutpaper #handcut #handcutpaper #LGenPaper #strictlypaperart
對Pippa Dyrlaga來說創作的過程十分重要，一切都必須從草圖開始，先大致畫出一個簡單的比例，隨著創作進行，用鉛筆一筆一筆繪製部分區域，再一點一點的刻，接著將一區一區的作品完成。一旦完成，呈現給觀眾的永遠是光潔而優雅沒有草圖的一面，藝術家工作的證據總是隱藏在背面 。由於纸是脆弱的素材，一旦錯誤就不可逆轉，必須屏氣凝神雕刻每個細節，創作過程十分曠時費神， 一個疏忽就可以毁了數小時的苦心，而Pippa每幅作品從構思到完成需要 4-100個小時不等。
"The fruit thief". I used to live in a house where a neighbours pear tree used to overhang our garden fence. One summer I watched a squirrel stealing pears. He would drag the pears which were almost as big as he was along the fence, in complete disregard to the three cats watching him. Most of the time he would tire out halfway across and just gorge himself before throwing it either side. But watching the determination to get to the trees was amazing.
I went down to visit my old workplace and regular stockist @heartgallery yesterday to drop off these framed originals and some new prints. I was a busy girl yesterday! If you get a chance, do visit. The gallery is lovely and #hebdenbridge is such a great place . It's full of independent businesses and creatives as well as being beautiful.
Something a little different this weekend. I didn't know how this would turn out when I started and sometimes that's a nice way to start #papercut #papercuttingartist #paperartwork #paperart #handcut #handcutpaper #papercutting #papercutartist #arts_we_inspire #strictlypaper #lgenpaper #beetle #insect #stagbeetle #entomology
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