Hello. I’m Bianca and thanks for checking out my papercuts and website.
Finding papercutting was serendipitous. While wandering through Green Apple Books one afternoon, I looked at a random shelf, and saw Paper Cutting Book: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft. I picked up the soft-cover book and was instantly enthralled.
A few months later, I was at my studio and decided to give this papercutting thing a playful try. So I grabbed a boxcutter and a paper bag and did just that. That was the moment that my obsession with papercutting took root.
I struggled with other art mediums, they never fit quite right. But here was papercutting, the first I came across where what I imagined was close to the finished product. Here, my ideas felt at home. That was powerful for me and it is probably the main reason why I still make papercuts. Through these papercuts, I find a voice to share the moments, thoughts, and emotions that I cannot otherwise articulate. And it is this type of honesty and candor that I hope to keep finding as my journey in papercutting continues.
Here is a lovely video that Mish made while I was prepping for open studios. The days leading up to open studios always involves late nights and long days that transition seamlessly, much like this video feels.