Saturday, October 07, 2006

Scherenschnitte

or the art of paper-cutting. These are not the traditional designs of Swiss-German scherenschnitte, but more modern versions. You can read about it at:
http://www.jerilanders.com/new_page_3.htm
A friend sent these to me via email and I wanted to share them with you. Who knew scissors could be so intricate?





26 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

Unbelievable! It reminds me of carved ivory I've seen, or ships in bottles. Fascinating.

John

Blond Girl said...

Michele sent me. They are amazingly intricate (I love the one with the guy hanging and the butterflies)but I have a feeling that this is the work of a X-acto knife, don't you? Wow... the spider was so real and almost scary!

Star said...

How very cool!

Pickalish said...

AMAZING!!

Shephard said...

The tottering house is my favorite. :)
~S

Loren said...

Ooooh, those are very nice.

queen of light and joy said...

The paper cut outs of the people falling and the huge witches-castle-on-the-hill are amazing! It really inspires me to do something creative and the think outside the box. Cause what were these people thinking when they made these? Gawd! I love it!

Tracie said...

Those are amazing!! I'm glad Michele sent me by to see them!

-E said...

Wow, that's cool. I really like the one of the figure holding the hand of the other figure that is "falling" hehe.

Michele sent me.

Dak-Ind said...

those are awesome! i like the skeleton one a lot. i cant cut a straight line, so i think this is beyond me!

michele sent me

Blond Girl said...

Hi Judy. I came by to thank you for your phone recommendation. I have to admit that I don't think I've ever heard of Altel, but I'll look them up. I must say, though, that Verizon seems to be better in one respect; I have free long distance all the time. In fact, we're only using our cells now to call the family back in Minnesota.

Alan G said...

Definitely a craft and talent I have not seen before....

Thanks for posting and contributing to my continuing education. :)

utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Judy!

I LOVE those cutouts, Judy. I can't figure out which one I like best but I like every single one of them to some degree. Thanks for posting the pictures!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

What an incredible art form. Excellent.

Michele sent me here.

panthergirl said...

I love those!!! Especially the one where the guy is holding onto the other guy. Amazing!!

Here via michele today...hi Judy!

Beverly said...

Those are remarkable. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

they are beautiful and very witty. Michele sent me.

Malinda777 said...

Now that is really amazing. Reminds me of the Japanese oragami, but that's only folded paper, this is cut. WOW!

margalit said...

I love all papercutting. It's an old Jewish tradition as well, and some of the Jewish ones are spectacular. I like the Japanese ones, too. The men falling off the pages are amazing.


Michele...

Pearl said...

Those are awesome! I never saw paper cutting like that before.

Hope said...

Am I the only one wondering what happened on the last one? At least the footprints resume walking off the page, so all must be well, lol.

srp said...

These are intricate. Very tiny, very sharp and very pointed scissors no doubt.

How much rain did you get today? It finally stopped here, although we got much less than they did up in Jamestown.

Carmi said...

I feel so inadequate as I look at these. They are stunning because you'd never think mere scissors and paper could be so artistic.

Wow!

mar said...

How wonderful! I have a Danish piece, it's the figure of a little boy in blue paper. I love my only Scherenschnitt, didn't even know they were called that way. Thanks for something new!

Enjoy your vacation, I am missing you already and you are not allowing comments on your current post!!

colleen said...

I'd love to take a class on this!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Kenju, I know you are hopefully out on a wonderful vacation, but I wanted to tell you that I had never seen this technique as an art form. Thanks for another thing new I learned today.