Pattern Remix with Printing & Cutting

I’ve had the finished paper cut print hanging on my studio wall since I finished it a few weeks ago. I go back and forth as to whether or not I like the end results. I did the piece as a quick experiment (as quick as one can be when printing and cutting a large sheet of paper) to get an idea out of my head and into reality.

(Excuse the quick iPhone photo quality…)

I used a variety of simple repeating shapes mixed together amongst complex designed patterns, and I definitely feel the more formal patterns work better and come across in a stronger way.

I haven’t done more work in the studio along these lines since I finished this, but I’m hoping to get back to printmaking in March when I’ll be taking a class. I’m looking forward to a little formal learning to inform the work.