HAND CUT DRAWINGS
With my hand cut drawings I work in several different ways, from using a Stanley knife and scalpel, a handheld electric jigsaw or a plasma cutter. The cutting process changes depending on material and scale, but each way of cutting gives me a freedom that the laser cutter cannot.
Each piece starts the same, with observational drawing and research. From this I create a composition on the computer. With a laser cut piece this composition continues to be digital, but with hand cut work I transfer the digital image onto the sheet material (wood, plastic, or metal) and cut along the drawn line. At this stage changes can start to happen, my hand may glide in a fluid motion which doesn’t follow the drawn line, I may choose not to cut certain parts or cut away more than first planned. I find this part of the process so liberating, breaking away from the fixed digital composition, which in turn gives my hand cut drawings an extra sense of movement.
Hand cut foamex which is mounted off the wall casting shadows behind.
108/150cm or 42/59''
The drawing is unframed and mounted using specialist hanging blocks which are screwed directly into the wall. Blocks and screws are provided. Foamex is a lightweight PVC material.
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Hand cut Birch Plywood which is mounted off the wall casting shadows behind.
80/120cm or 31/47''
The drawing is unframed and mounted directly on to the wall using specialist hanging blocks. Blocks and screws are provided.