Silhouette of the Day: Tree of Life

This silhouette I did several years ago.  It’s a little different from some of the others I’ve done in that it was created by folding the paper in half, creating a mirror image.  The benefit here (at least to the cutter!) is that you only have to make one series of cuts to achieve the image.  On the down side, it’s somewhat more difficult to do the “inside” cuts where you have to pierce the paper with the point of the scissors.  With this one, you’re going through two pieces of paper instead of just one.  If I remember correctly, the designer was Frank Joest, who’s done some amazingly complex silhouette or Scherenschnitte (scissor cutting) designs.  This one is about 8″ x 7″.

tree of life

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