Arting for 365 Day 257: Leaves via Pinholes

5 x 8" paper with pinholes

5 x 8″ paper with pinholes

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

I began working on a larger scale piece yesterday in which I planned to incorporate thread. As I started stitching into the work though, the effect was not as I had hoped. I was going for more of an organic feel and wound up with – as should have been expected – very geometric lines. As I removed the thread from the paper I began to take notice of the small holes that remained. I thought they were wonderful and so added more to a few points around the paper.  Suddenly it dawned on me that I could create an entire design solely by poking holes.

I pulled out a smaller piece of paper and after a few hours, ended up with this piece. I love the subtlety of it. As a viewer you are forced to get in close to see what has been created. Beyond that, there is a really great texture that results from the needle piercing the paper. I also love that nothing has been removed or added to the paper to create this piece of art. I feel like larger scale versions are on the horizon.

Day 237 Leafs via Pinholes Detail 1

Day 237 Leafs via Pinholes Detail 2

5 thoughts on “Arting for 365 Day 257: Leaves via Pinholes

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