In July I was privileged to take a class called Cut it Through with Beatrice Coron at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (FAWC). Beatrice has made her career in the fine arts by cutting stories out of paper.
Her favorite “paper” is Tyvek because it is strong and lightweight and easy to cut. Tyvek comes in black and white, but Beatrice special-orders large quantities of black tyvek that has an additional layer of black pigment so it is black-black. Beatrice creates editions of her works by having them laser-cut, usually on a smaller scale than her original hand-cut pieces. She also makes garments and sculptural pieces with this versatile material.
I took advantage of a week with no distractions to cut lots of paper, and make stencils which I used for printing images on paper and fabric.
I also created two artist books using black Arches paper. The covers were cut from Mi-Teintes colored paper.