Slow Art

Karen Bit Vejle, Associations to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Trio No 1 Op 8

Photo:
Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum
© Karen Bit Vejle

Caption:
Karen Bit Vejle, Associations to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Trio No 1 Op 8, 2008
Paper, cut
Private collection

Paper has been a central material in art ever since it was invented in China more than 2 000 years ago. The oldest examples of psaligraphy – the art of drawing with scissors – are from the 6th century A.D. Karen Bit Vejle cuts pictures, patterns and ornaments out of large sheets of paper. The images appear in the interaction between paper and holes. The process requires careful planning, precision and patience. One failed cut, and the whole work is ruined. Therefore, Bit Vejle plans the order of her incisions before starting. Preparations sometimes take almost as long as the actual cutting process.

Format:

Photoshop rgb / jpeg
300 dpi

Usage:
The image is free to use accompanied by photo credit and when illustrating editorial publicity directly related to the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden.



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