Award-winning Polish-American folk artist from Elmira, NY, specializing in Wycinanki Polish Paper Cutting and Pisanki Polish Egg Decorating.. Featured Folk Artist on WSKG-TV, selected for "Out of the Ordinary: ..a traveling 3-year show, several one-woman-shows, won Best in Show 4 times, taught hundreds of people folk arts for 35 years, appeared on local television shows, TV newscasts, and newspaper. NYS presidential Easter egg representative 2008. Also working in Fine Arts.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
WYCINANKA: "BLUE ROOSTERS IN A CIRCLE"
These are my beautiful blue roosters that I cut free hand by folding the paper in half and drawing half of my design on the back white side. I used fadeless paper. I cut out all the "holes" or negative space of the design and then unfolded it to see the blue cutout. I used sharp pointed cuticle scissors...my favorite tool. Then I planned all the colors for the feathers and flowers and had to cut them out by folding symmetrically or cutting out two at a time. Overlapping the colored paper is a typical characteristic for the paper cuts from the Lowicz (Woh-veech) region of Poland.