Cut paper art is Kathryn Carr's artistic passion. She is drawn to the bold imagery of the silhouette and the intriguing shadows they cast. It is an art form that allows her to create a wide range of subject matter as well as being able to implement the art into many other mediums and products. Her whimsical designs begin by sketching an idea and giving it a sense of movement and playfulness. She will then draw the image on the back of the paper that is to be cut. Using a scissor or knife blade she carefully cuts away the paper to reveal the image.
She is self taught in this discipline and is inspired by the traditional German form of paper cutting called scherenschnitte (shear- n- SNIT-a) She hopes to inspire others to explore this medium by teaching classes and giving lectures.
Her work can be found in many various galleries locally and internationally.
Kathryn sits on the Guild’s Board as the DesignCoordinator Chair.