Cutting Steel and Paper, Playing With Paint

The Art Scene

Jaq Belcher’s remarkable works now at Argazzi Art are hypnotic: She hand cuts thousands of small ovals in stiff white paper leaving a tiny connection at one end, then bends the ovals up like flaps. The cuts are made in carefully controlled patterns — swirls, bulls eyes, snowdrifts — that result in contradictory effects of both stillness and movement.

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