Lucy and Les Lalanne Lamb
This weekend, I finally took a paper cutting workshop with Beatrice Coron at The Center for Book Arts. I believe this class has been on my workshop wish list for about four years. (Okay, technically not.) So I am pleased that the timing finally worked out. And Henry seemed to enjoy his Father’s Day, which is great.
This is my first piece that I completed in class. It may have been my only piece I actually completed in class now that I think about it. I started several. I am excited to have a few incomplete pieces to keep me going. I have mainly been organizing my studio since March and creating very little work.
Beatrice sent a list of suggested materials to bring. I brought a few printed pictures from our trip to Florida in January. We went to visit Les Lalanne exhibit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami. These are a couple of my favorite artists. I really wanted to visit the Les Lalanne retrospective in Paris, but was happy to discover their work was also going to be in Florida later that year. I bought a book about them several years ago and learned that they lived with another one of my favorite artist couples, Jean Tinguley and Niki de Saint Phalle. Small world!
For this piece, I really want to remove the black frame and create an oval base for Lucy and the lamb. The background paper is a modtone design from Paper Source.
I hope to also pick up a few paper cutting books from the library to study how people define highlights within the images. Paper Cutting Book: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft is a fabulous new book that I have added to my Amazon wish list. My teacher was one of the featured artists.
More to come.