Work in this shop is created to delight and inspire a lightness of being. The graphics are original and each step is done by me.
Creative inspiration comes from nature, which never ceases to amaze and is beautiful in all its forms.
While I consider myself a visual person, there is often the subtext of a story, which directs composition and subject choices. In this, I label myself an illustrator though making art is just as much about improvising and discovering within the process as it is about rendering.
Preliminary sketches allow me to better understand the subject and to expand an idea, then I render a composition. Often I make paper cut elements which I revise along with adding texture and color digitally.
POPupfoldOUTs, which is the three-dimensional paper art featured in this shop is based on a modified book arts form. The papercuts and prototypes are rendered by hand. Once I have "finalized" the design, I use a lasercutter to refine for production.
A note about the lasercutter:
It is a powerful tool. These are not mass-produced items. Yes, the lasercutter allows for larger production runs but this is much like a press. There is great latitude to change things up and to customize work.
Mostly on this website, you will find:
1) The three dimensional paper art, i.e. POPupfoldOUTs comes in two sizes in this shop—small (enclosure size) and large (A2 standard) It is bundled with a blank stationery card.
2) The papercut cards are in a trifold design, the first panel is intricately cut out and backed by a second panel which completes the image. The interior panels are blank for a written message.