How about a brief introduction?
The word artist tends to get stuck in my throat when I try to use it in reference to myself, but it’s what I’ve wanted to be all my life. I became infatuated with papercutting the minute I cut out Amy Karol’s (Angry Chicken) mailorder pattern of a bunny on a swing. Starting out using existing patterns I soon realized that I could create my own patterns and ideas, and that engaged all the wheels in my brain. I’m still experinmenting and trying to find my own definitive style of papercutting.
What does going green mean to you?
For me it starts with a reverence of the natural world, and an understanding that there is an intrinsic connection among every living thing on earth. To make choices whether personal, business, national or global out of that understanding.
What projects are you currently working on?
Woodland “coat of arms” papercut, a series of house papercuts, a couple of commissioned papercuts and photographic postcards.
What’s your favorite tool?
X-acto knife and a #11 blade.
What 3 words would best describe you as an artist?
Curious, evolving, patient.