Cut Paper, Part 3

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Natasha Bowdoin, "Of His Wondrous Tun (Melville and Me)", 2009

Here are the last three in B/D’s series on cut paper.

Natasha Bowdoin

Natasha Bowdoin‘s organic paper works are much larger in scale than those of the typical cut paper artist, and often consist of different cut pieces layered on top of one another, creating three dimensional windows of paper patterns that shift as you move from side to side. She also is a fan of both color and text, and often inscribed within the narrow lines of paper left after her cuttings are phrases that further the message she sends with each piece.

Natasha Bowdoin, "Forty Stories", 2009

Natasha Bowdoin, "Forty Stories", 2009

Natasha Bowdoin, "Patience is Red", 2008

Natasha Bowdoin, "Patience is Red", 2008

Natasha Bowdoin, "Untitled", 2008

Natasha Bowdoin, "Untitled", 2008

Natasha Bowdoin, "Untitled (Alice)", 2009

Natasha Bowdoin, "Untitled (Alice)", 2009

Emma Van Leest

Often working in only one or two colors, Emma Van Leest’s cut paper works get their pop from her graphic sensibility: hits of color, bold shapes, and yet she maintains the detail work that has become central to the art of paper cutting. Many of her works feature unfinished and uncut edges on her designs to remind her viewer of the humble material her paper pieces began as.

Emma Van Leest, "Himalayan Monal", 2009

Emma Van Leest, "Himalayan Monal", 2009

Emma Van Leest, "BucolicaII", 2009

Emma Van Leest, "Bucolica II", 2009

Emma Van Leest, "BucolicaI", 2009

Emma Van Leest, "Bucolica I", 2009

Emma Van Leest, "BucolicaI V", 2009

Emma Van Leest, "Bucolica IV", 2009

Andreas Kocks

Andreas Kocks‘s playful paper installations are loud, and usually appear at first glance to be a mess left behind by a band of rowdy children. Upon further inspection, one can note the thought and detail that went into every one of his works: the layers of cut paper that together comprise a three dimensional “splatter”, or the rows of tiny slits and holes that transform heavy sheets of paper into foamy lace seeming to flow out through cracks in the walls.

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #703 (Canonball)", 2007

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #703 (Canonball)", 2007

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #504 (Model)", 2005

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #504 (Model)", 2005

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #701G (In The Beginning)", 2007

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #701G (In The Beginning)", 2007

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #704 (Splatter)", 2007

Andreas Kocks, "Paperwork #704 (Splatter)", 2007

Just in case you missed our earlier posts in this series, here’s Part 1 and Part 2.