Monday, November 10, 2008


Have you heard of scherenschnitte? It is the art of paper cutting that originated in Germany & Switzerland in the 1500's. This Summer, I was able to meet artist Marie-Helene Grabman and see her scherenschnitte work up close. Each framed piece of paper cutting is a "moment" relayed in tiny paper cuts - it was breathtaking. You can see at another artist's scherenschnitte here.

I chose this photograph because the trees look just like scherenschnitte.

Life imitating art.


Snippety Gibbet said...

That would be a perfect motivation for a scherenschnitte. You're right.

Anne Reeves said...

Ohh,I'm glad you agree! Not many know about scherenschnitte, so I hope to inspire.