Slide Show: From Start to Finish

It’s been a really long time since my last post and it feels great to be back!

Thanks to those of you who keep reading BoveyBlog.

This year has been totally insane and it is astonishing we are in November already. Where does the time go?

Oh, right, mine all went to cutting paper. Many people are curious how I create my work.

Here’s a slide show that offers insight into what it takes for me to make a cut paper piece. Hope you enjoy it.

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“Black Water” – My First Installation In Progress

I have been diligently working on my first installation titled “Black Water” that responds to the oil spill off the Gulf Coast.

The completed installation will be exhibited in “Touch Me Please” at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, opening on September 10 from 5:30-8pm. The exhibition runs through November 7.  Eric Shiner, Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum, juried and curated the show.

Here are some photos taken in my studio and at the gallery. The installation will be in a 200+sq. ft. space.

"Black Water," hanging paper cranes traced the Gulf Coast line on the ceiling

"Black Water," installation in progress, 2010

"Black Water," folding and hanging approx. 200 paper cranes in the gallery

"Black Water," cutout in progress, approx. 45"x30 feet, studio shot

"Black Water," cutout in progress

What to work on?

Four full months in 2010 went by in a blink of an eye. It’s time to work on the commission for a Swiss watchmaker’s Beijing boutique.

A commission I am working on

The Bird That Thinks It’s A Plane

In between cutting the fourth and the fifth pieces from “The Butterfly Gown” series, I made this little piece titled “The Bird That Thinks It’s A Plane.”

The Bird That Thinks It's A Plane

The Bird That Thinks It's A Plane, rice paper cutout on silk, 12x12," 2010

The Bird That Thinks It's A Plane, detail

The Bird That Thinks It's A Plane, detail

More Productive=Bigger Mess

So far, I have been exceedingly productive. In the picture is the fourth paper cutout from “The Butterfly Gown” series in progress.

Butterfly Gown IV

Butterfly Gown IV, rice paper cutout on silk, 16x16," 2010 (work in progress)

It means more mess on the carpet.

Paper on floor

I love the contrast between the meticulous order of the paper cutout and the chaos it left behind.