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Judy Whitt's avatar Judy Whitt

PAPER TIGERS Multi-colored individual hand cut papers overlap areas to create shadows and a paint brushed look. Each individual piece is connected with a tiny touch of glue. Calculated shadows are made by using a frame with a double mat to allow the work to expand within the glass area. The subject is two adult tigers 24" X 36" frame, with plexi glass. The lighting is better from the side, not directly at the front, as the shadows are created by the paper with an indirect light. Paper tiger is a literal English translation of the Chinese phrase zhilaohu. The term refers to something or someone that claims or appears to be powerful and/or threatening, but is actually ineffectual and unable to withstand challenge.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: hand cut colored papers
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 36 inches