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Scherenschnitte by Mary Gaynier

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Origami by Derek Morman

 

APRIL-JUNE 2008

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Origami by Derek Morman

 

Artist's Statement

 

Derek Morman is a recent graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio.  A Lima native, he has been creating origami since 1994.  His artwork ranges from simple to complex, with emphasis on the strange and unusual, which is why he first got into the art of origami, the art of folding paper to make objects such as animals, balls, and geometric shapes.  Derek is also active in community theaters around the area.  Derek's hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, and painting.  When Derek is not busy with work, he likes to spend time with friends and family, and to travel

 

     

     

     

 

 

Scherenschnitte by Mary Gaynier

Artist's Statement

I discovered my love for the art of Scherenschnitte, or paper cutting, completely by accident in 2001 when I began making simple cut paper snowflakes at the winter holidays.  A pleasant diversion became an obsession, and my simple designs evolved into a more complex mix of abstract patterns and identifiable images of everyday life.  As a draughtsman and printmaker with a penchant for detail, I developed more refined cutting skills while maintaining the basic circular or "snowflake" form.

 

One of the aspects I enjoy most is watching people examine my work, first from a distance where they see a more abstract rhythmic pattern, and then up close, where, to their surprise, they might find a scene of a bustling city or a child at play.

 

The surprise element in my work is not only for the viewer, but for me as well.  I do not know exactly what each cut paper design will look like until I unfold it after all the cuts have been made.  The repetition of the design creates a rhythm that takes on a life of its own, independent of the identifiable images within the design.  That unexpected element of my work always keeps it fresh and exciting for me.  I am always anticipating my next design.