Julie Friedman's avatar Julie Friedman

This work is paper cut by hand using subject matter I have photographed and manipulated. Positive and negative shapes are important. Shadow play is important. The work is cut using and X-acto knife and many blades. The work for the Artprize is created specifically for this competition in this manner and is a 12 foot wide by 6 foot tall image in black Tyvek. The height varies with the amount and configuration of flying/ escaping birds and bugs at the top of the work and coils of root tendrils at the bottom. Most images were taken from life with specific recognizable plant forms but the addition of more fanciful bugs, birds and small creatures add another layer. The root systems below the ground surface shows the hidden secrets of the natural world. This includes fish and bugs. The breaking of the rectangular format at the top and bottom of the image invites the viewer in.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Cut Paper
  • Width: 12 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 12 feet