My cutouts have primarily been on black paper and the off times I chose to use white. I've always thought it looked so sleek and classic and can match pretty much anything. But lately I've been so drawn to color.
Back when I was still in school I was obsessed with color. I was like a walking rainbow. Bright shorts, multi-colored tops, printed shoes, all my school notes were written in colored pens and my notebooks were decorated in a variety of color. My roommates and I even decided to paint a graffiti mural in the middle of our apartment. Nothing gets more colorful than that! Anything I drew or made was bright and vibrant. Then I went through this all monotone phase where my closet was organized by a stack of black sleeveless tops and another stack of black tops with sleeves. With dresses hanging, jackets, coats and pants all in black. This went on for a few years. And that reflected in my art as well.
Only in the last year have I started adding more color into my life again. Back are the crazy colorful printed tops and shoes but now paired with monotones. I've learned to balance the two. And I think I'm starting to incorporate that more in my art as well.
I went to the art store and bought a thick stack of colored paper. I didn't know what I was going to do with it yet but I was excited to head home and find out. The last couple of weeks I've been experimenting with my cutouts. Not just with color but with texture and form. I wanted to challenge myself and see if there was more I could do with paper than just the cutouts.
This is what I came up with...
I'm excited to play around with more things and see where this goes.