By Florangela Davila
"Iida says the act of paper cutting lets her revisit and reexamine moments of her past. What we get are stripped down, exquisite portrayals of a place no tourist's camera could capture."
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My work was just featured in a great little article on Crosscut.com, a Pacific Northwest online news source! Looking forward to the next exhibition at Bocz Salon, opening January 30th.
This article came out today about my paper cutaways.
For The Seattle Vine arts blog by Lisa Pollman.
Here is an excerpt from the interview....
"What do you like best about paper-cutting? What do you find most challenging?
Paper cutting is the most relaxing thing I do in a day. The focus it takes to concentrate on carefully removing tiny shapes of paper removes me from the stresses of everyday life. I look forward to weekends when I can cut for five or six hours at one time.
The other thing I love the most about cutting paper is the re-examining of moments I have already lived and the discovery of things I didn’t realize were happening around me. For example, I might take a photo of a man plowing a field with his water buffalo only to notice later that one of his mud-covered legs is a prosthetic. Or, I might take a photo of a woman selling rice in a market only to realize later that her child is suspended in the air behind her, napping in a mosquito net hammock. As the forms I cut materialize into scenes, I love discovering all the things I missed before in the image. Every time I cut a line from paper I am revisiting something I’ve only before seen in passing."
Read the full article on the Seattle Vine Blog.
I moved five unsold paper cutaways from The Sweet Spot, where I just had a show, up the road to Chopstix Acupuncture to be on display until the first week of January.
Christian Hunt's acupuncture and massage services are AMAZING.
The cutaways are available for viewing by appointment only so treat yourself to a service! (My favorite is the 60 minute acupuncture/massage combo- wow!)
Click here to see Chopstix Acupuncture's menu of services.
4333 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103