Portfolio > Cut Drawings

drawing of an object in the collection of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, laser-cut, twisted open
colored pencil on paper, laser-cut and opened
30"x22"x1"
2015
$2000
drawing of a specimen from the National Museum of Health and Medicine
colored pencil on paper, laser-etched and laser-cut, twisted, reattached
30"x22"
2015
$2000
drawing of the circulatory system of a goosefish, cut in patterns based on Islamic geometry
colored pencil on paper, laser-cut
30"x22"
2015
$2000
Up and Down
colored pencil on paper, cut
30"x22"
2013
$2000
Exit
colored pencil on paper
30"x22"
2014
$2000
Coming and Going
colored pencil on paper, mounted on gessoed canvas, circle-cut
30"x22"
2014
$2000
the composition is based on Audubon's print of the same title. the paper is carved on the back and cut through in some spots
colored pencil on paper carved from behind
30"x22"
2013
$2000
the wing shape was traced on top of the drawing, cut, and reaffixed in a different position
colored pencil on paper, cut, and re-positioned
30"x22"
2013
$2000
drawn at the Museum of Natural History - the heads were shifted with two careful circle cuts
colored pencil on paper, laser cut, twisted, and reattached
30"x22"
2013
$2000
broken butterfly wing
colored pencil on paper, cut and reattached
31"x25"
2013
$2000
trapped. drawn while in residence at the Museum of Natural History
colored pencil on paper, mounted on gessoed canvas, cut and reattached
30"x22"
2012
$2000
I drew this bird while in residence at the Natural History Museum. The laser-cut image was a download image of deep space, found on the NASA website
colored pencil on paper, laser cut
30"x22"
2012
$2000
drawn while in residence at the Museum of Natural History
colored pencil on paper, carved on the back
30"x22"
2012
$2000
drawn while in residence at the Museum of Natural History
colored pencil on paper, laser-cut and reattached
30"x22"
2012
$2000
in a private collection
colored pencil on paper, cut, shifted, and reattached
30"x22"
2012
I drew the 3 objects at 2 different times, each 9 months apart, to see how the objects changed.
colored pencil on paper, circle-cut and rearranged
30"x22"
2010
$2000
the laser cut image is one of deep space, downloaded from the NASA website. private collection
colored pencil on paper, laser cut
30"x22"
2010
in a private collection
colored pencil on paper, laser-cut in a penrose tiling pattern
30"x22"
2009
in a private collection
colored pencil on paper, carved
30"x22"
2006
banana leaves, fruit, and a flower
colored pencil on paper, circle-cut, twisted, and reattached
30"x22"
2006
$2000
the cut shape represents mitosis - in a private collection
colored pencil on paper, cut
30"x22"
2005
two drawings, woven together
colored pencil on paper, cut and woven
30"x22"
2007
$2000
chrysanthemums
colored pencil on paper, cut and rearranged
30"x22"
2006
$2000
in a private collection
colored pencil on paper, cut, shifted, and reattached
30"x22"
2006

These drawings have almost all had their surfaces pierced - either through laser cutting, or hand cutting. Some of them have not been pierced through, but have been carved into, preserving the integrity of the surface, while also creating another layer of imagery.
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