Equality: Ernie and Bert
Ireland vs. Wales
"Sadly we lost to a deserving Welsh side. A 5.5" square with over 700 pieces of hand cut paper."
I'm originally from Galway, Ireland and have been in the US since 2003. I now live in Los Angeles where I've been experimenting with cut-paper pieces for about 18 months. I stumbled on the assembly format after failing in my efforts to create a collage!
"This is a 5.5" square assembled using over 700 strips of hand-cut paper."
I'm a mechanical engineer by training and currently work for a medical device start-up developing a device to treat rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed with RA back in 2005 and have struggled from time to time with the disease. When my RA prevents me from doing triathlons I focus on my art. Gratefully I'm healthy at the moment so I'm dividing my time between my wife and young daughter, my art and my training!
David explained his process: From start to finish, a box takes 7-8 hours. Framing is the least fun job. That's probably another hour. For the more complex ones where there are thousands of pieces it can be days. Some, even weeks. As to the actual assembly, the paper is inset but that's all I can say. :) The HOW is top secret!
"Sneak peak of a large green and pink piece with multiple squares."
I definitely welcome commissions and have been fortunate to have clients in the US, Middle East, Europe, Africa and Australia. If people are interested they can contact me, share their palette and we can decide on the particulars of their design.
American Campaign Ribbon
"For those who served in the armed forces in the American theater area during World War II."
Choosing a meaningful color combo sounds like a fun challenge to me. Go with your personal favorites, coordinate a room's decor, perhaps think of something in nature like these bee-colored stripes...
or even a particular flag, school, or sports team colors.