An original painted paper cut out in a deep sea green.Inspired by Matisse's Blue Nudes, I cut the template for this art work whilst a live model was posing, using a scalpel to 'draw' the pose. The cut out figure shows not only form and line, but also suggests volume and depth, rather like a two dimensional sculpture.
At first glance this collage may look like a painting, but the close-up shots show 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 plastic sleeve.
220gsm paper (painted with acrylics), mounted onto 220gsm acid free off-white paper