Above: Peter Lloyd’s sketch for a proposed paper-cut
Peter and I continue to collaborate on our paper-cutting project. He’s just completed a head, and I’m working on the drawing for its lower half, prior to getting busy with the scalpel and black paper.
Peter’s Janus-head in progress.
The finished cut, with my drawing for the body below it.
My inspiration for the lower part came from the old stage illusion of the zig-zag lady.
I’ve added in a sprinkle of burlesque, played on the duality of Peter’s bi-gendered head facing in two directions, and referenced the Goddess Kali in the multiple arms, each hand clutching a phone.
Of course this may yet all change. The fun of projects like this is that the ideas flow as a part of the collaborative process, and the studies proliferate.
Sometimes the roughest sketches are the ones I get the most out of. The one below is my favourite, though it’s pretty scrappy!
Today I start cutting.