A stunning pose, with such energy and grace. I captured it with cut paper, painted a dark shade of silver. The long stretched arm and arched back made beautiful shapes, enhanced with just a few of the fine details - the fingers and some of the facial features in this piece.
At first glance this collage may look like a painting, but the close-up shot shows some subtleties of the cut paper technique I use: there are rough edges where I've cut the paper with a scalpel, there are variations in colour where I've painted the paper before cutting it, and you can see that the figure sits slightly away from the white backing paper....all the qualities I love about collage!
The artwork comes in a protective clear plastic sleeve. Each cut out nude is unique and handmade. I make the same design in a maximum of 5 different colours, and never the same colour twice.
220gsm paper (painted with acrylics), mounted onto acid-free 220gsm white paper