Sydney paper artist Lisa Rodden creates intricate forms by delicately cutting art cart that is gently curled to reveal a bold coloration of acrylic paint, each work enhanced by subtle shadows from the relief.
I’m obsessed with colour and texture so this is the perfect vehicle for me to immerse myself in both. There’s something really lovely about the contrast of a pure white piece of paper against the delicacy of select lines created by the cuts and the resulting windows of colour. It’s a fine line between beautiful and kitsch so it’s a great challenge to get the balance just right.
The process tends to have an element of trial and error, and is not as easy as tracing the artwork then cutting per the key features as not all initial works translate as originally intended once Rodden has completed her process.
Now with a steady following, Lisa has recently completed works for clients in Paris and Singapore, and has been credited as part inspiration for the SS14 range of Italian fashion label Quattromani.
Images courtesy Lisa Dodden – for exhibition details or to purchase artworks visit lisarodden.com