Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Beatrice Coron - Paper Cutter
Born in France, Beatrice led an adventurous life wandering from Taiwan, to Mexico, to Egypt, before settling in New York. She didn't start to do her paper-cutting art until she was 40!
Beatrice cuts intricate designs from paper, and combines her love of puns with her cuttings. I thought it would be more difficult to pun in a second language but Beatrice pointed out that English had lots of homophones and they really caught the attention of a person learning the language, making her more sensitive to puns.
web site, where you can see a series of cuttings on cities - Water City, Sun City, and then moving on to FeliCity, EgocentriCity, CurioCity, MultipliCity, and ElectriCity. Above is the cut-out entitled All Good Soles Go to Heaven, and to the left is Dead Beats.