I just found these photos from a class I taught in 2014 through the Wing Luke Museum at the Seattle Girl's School. We explored different techniques of paper cutting and then created wearable paper objects for a photo shoot. Fun!
All photos by Julz Ignacio, provided by Roldy Ablao
"TeensWAY is an arts-based youth program at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle.
For several weeks during the school year, students work with teaching artists to explore and create work, using a variety of mediums, with the goal of exhibiting their work in one of the galleries at the Wing Luke Museum during the summer months.
TeensWAY is a free program and primarily works with middle school students in Seattle and the surrounding areas. This year, TeensWAY will be working with two middle schools and will bring workshops on-site to each location."
Papercut and multimedia artist Lauren Iida:‘Heaven to me is an Exacto knife and a blank piece of paper’
JUSTINE CHAN MARCH 15, 2016
Encountering one of Seattle-based, Japanese American artist Lauren Iida’s paper cut pieces is like emerging from a darkroom into a day blinding bright and stark with outline and shadow. The paper cuts tell stories in singular scenes from a life both familiar and strange: a woman selling a chaotic jumble of shoes spread out on a blanket, monk boys carrying umbrellas walking barefoot to school, a barber absently snipping away, a young mother bathing her child. If Iida uses color, the effect is striking and minimalistic, Sumi ink wash blooms, Rorschach clouds of aquarelle. Whether set against a black background or compressed between panes of glass, there is always an arresting quality of the comic book, a poem, a rich saturation, a chaos, and an intricate delicacy to each of the pieces—they are cut paper, after all, cut with such care. And for her, the more detail all the richer.
A look back at a really fun collaboration with Seattle print maker, Bradley Calvert Taylor from 2014.
We layered his woodblock prints about science with my hand-cut paper pieces about Cambodia.
Several of these pieces are still available.