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Stone Doily

New Cut Paper Work

exhibited at Axis Gallery (East Room) 

September, 2021



Most of us remember using scissors to cut snowflakes from folded paper as children. The complexly patterned works in in this exhibition are created from painted, cut and layered paper, have their roots in such simple, and generally undervalued, experiences and traditions of the handmade and homemade. 


The larger works in this exhibition take direct inspiration from Devanbu’s maternal and paternal great-grandmothers’ quilts, painted china and tatted doilies. The result is a series of energetic abstractions.

The show also includes a number of smaller cut paper pieces depicting domestic scenes and  imaginary friends. These works nod towards the Scherenschnitte (scissors cuts) tradition, practiced by the likes of Hans Christian Andersen.

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