Maude White is a paper carving artist from Buffalo, NY that uses cutting paper to communicate what her words cannot. Looks like we found someone that loves paper as much as we do.
I have great respect for paper. When I cut, the thin membranous material reveals its strength to me. No matter how small my cuts the paper holds. There is a certain comfort in that, a comfort I enjoy. I feel that there are very few things in the world as reliable and constant as paper. Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries. By respecting and honoring paper for what it is, and not considering it a stepping-stone to something greater, I feel like I am communicating some of the pleasure it brings to me. I am not creating for Art’s sake. I am creating for Paper’s sake, to make visible the stories that every piece of paper attempts to communicate to us.
Maude has an exhibiton at WNYBAC on display through October 10th in New York City. Check out her work here!