I create original hand cut silhouette designs.
You'll find most of the art is made up of anthropomorphic animals: bunnies hanging laundry, foxes dancing, bears on a bicycle, armadillos and hedgehogs kayaking...
This art is a nod to nostalgia that may spark a memory, or evoke a smile, or perhaps a laugh out loud.
I have focused my talents on the art of paper cutting since 2008. I've turned my attention towards this art form because I was drawn to the bold imagery of the paper cut silhouette and the intriguing shadows they cast. I am self taught in this discipline and I continue to experiment with new materials and styles.
My designs begin by sketching an idea and giving it a sense of movement and playfulness. I will then draw the image on the back of the paper that is to be cut. Using a scissor or knife blade I'll carefully cut away the paper to reveal the image.
I am inspired by the German paper cut art Scherenschnitte (pronounced: sharon-SNIT-tah) and how it portrays everyday life in silhouette form.
The cards and prints are crafted and printed in Pittsburgh,PA. Where I can, I try to be mindful and eco-friendly by using recycled paper for my products (Domtar Earth Choice) and reuse the packing materials that I receive from other suppliers to ship my orders. I am striving to find new ways and new supplies to leave as little footprint as possible.