Lizzie works with paper and found objects to create assemblages and 3-dimensional works.
This workshop was to learn about creating sculptural and 3-dimensional objects using old books, exploring techniques of cutting and folding.
I went home with plenty of ideas on how I could incorporate the techniques into my existing art practice, though I'm certain my short attention span and lack of accuracy could be a problem!
|I'm busy cutting, cutting, cutting, cutting,|
and cutting some more.
The days went quick though!
|Yes I've still got 5 fingers, |
luckily no band-aids required this time.
The tool is a surgical blade, VERY sharp but
necessary for this type of work.
|Lizzie (right) and I with our 3D sculpted books|
|My completed book, "Honey, from flower to table",|
hence the reason why I cut hexagons to
represent a bee hive.
|Another book I completed, with|
a moth motif cut from the pages.
Each page is cut by hand.
|The cut out moths make an artwork in themselves.|
|A close up of the cut out.|
|A book I folded on the plane on the way home.|
Shame I couldn't do some more cutting, but
scalpels are definitely off the carry-on list!
|Mum's book, the theme was 'Circles',|
hence her choice of motif.
|Mum's other work, cute little birds!|
Simple but very effective.