Thursday, June 25, 2009

Three Parrots-June 25 Thursday

This paper cut is an initial study for the fold-out card, Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, which you can view at
The book and the movie are excellent! Of course, if you are in San Francisco, you can see the local celebs yourself.

I call my paper cuts kiri-e, which in Japanese is "cut picture" (kind of like ori gami means fold(ed) paper.)

The card was created for an art show at Fort Mason in the city. I just, just finished it in time for that event and people attending the show said the parrots were there in the park that afternoon.

The Daily Papercut

Daily Papercut originates from a desire to chronicle a body of work; create a method of “publishing” these works; and have the additional satisfaction of engaging viewers more directly, more personally. Content includes an original papercut uploaded daily with its back story and production notes that accompany working.

I studied printmaking in Japan and began doing paper cuts there. Paper cuts frequently appear as elements in my more complicated digital illustrations.

These paper cuts are original, done daily and inspired by something within or without my personal universe. Please visit my illustration portfolio to view more of my work AND
Please visit my webshop at
to purchase the original and if interested, together with a set of notecards with the image.
(Crass? commercialism? sure.) The copyright stays with me but
the story is here and the papercut is yours. Thanks very much!