I want to end the week with this papercut titled: The Scape of a Secret Idea.
When I make a piece like this, I normally leave the pencil marks on the back, but this time I decided to leave them on the front. I think that they make the work look more human.
Looking at the closeups, I enjoy how the cuts say a slightly different story than the pencil lines. Just like in life, you have a general idea of what you want, but as soon as you put it in practice, it never comes out with mathematical precision.
So, the “secret” message that this piece wants to communicate is: Run away from perfection if you want to move in the direction of progress.
February has been an intense month for me over here. I had to deal with different family related issues and work. But everything is OK, mainly because I kept in mind that imperfection is an organic part of life. I believe that life is all about doing whatever feels right at any given moment (that applies to papercutting as well). By doing this, step by step, we’re more likely to accomplish something good. I am excited to keep on moving and to see what’s next.
Looking forward to the weekend!