The designs for my cut silhouette paintings start out as sketches in my sketchbook. From those I create freehand loose drawings of how that sketch could work as a silhouette, taking careful consideration of the structural concerns of the material. If I’m going to cut the piece on a laser cutter (rather than by hand with a saw) then I need to redraw it again as a vector file that the laser-cutter can follow.
Today I’m playing with lasers, cutting new silhouette shapes. These are the beginnings of a major solo installation in the Fall.
How long have I dreamed of having a chance to make a series of wall drawings as part of a gallery show?! I can’t even say. But here I am with Ellie Laramee-Byers and looking forward to being joined by Gary Hawkins tomorrow in preparation for the 2016 Sketchbook Show at the Nave Annex Gallery.