I love the rhythm of this pose. I captured it by cutting paper which I'd painted a deep turquoise, and mounting this on a crisp white background. I cut out just enough detail to suggest how the model is sitting, but I like to leave a fair amount for the viewer to work out. My series of cut-out nudes was initially inspired by Matisse's Blue Nudes. I try to emulate some of Matisse's energetic style and apparent simplicity in my work.
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 turquoise figure sits slightly away from the white backing paper....all the qualities I love about collage!
This piece comes mounted in a 50 x 70 cm white mount and in a protective plastic sleeve.
Each artwork is unique and hand made. I make the same designs in a maximum of 5 different colours. Once these 5 pieces have sold, the edition is over and no more artworks are produced from that design. I never make two of the same design in the same colour.
220gsm paper (painted with acrylics), mounted onto acid-free 220gsm white paper