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Cliff View
Roma McLaughlin

papercut with acid free white Fabriano paper 120gsm
54 x 62.5cm

This papercut is inspired by Victoria’s coastal environment. The plant vegetation growing there is most resilient to the Southern Ocean’s forceful waves which continuously erode the land’s large cliff faces. To create my images, I explore the theme of flow and turbulence observed in the movement of the ocean’s currents and tides there. Using a scalpel, I cut shapes and patterns from a single sheet of paper creating a lacelike quality that can be both fragile and resilient. The framed papercuts cast shadows onto a contrasting background while the white paper gives the effect of light on water.

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