Kodiak Historical Society, P-1000-7-692

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Swelter Print

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by Valisa Higman, of Seldovia, AK

  • 10 " x 13" plus an additional 1/2" white border
  • Archival Matte Paper

"This piece is inspired by those times when you keep feeding the fire to fight off the cold, only to realize too late that your house is now sweltering hot."

The cut-paper artwork all starts as a sheet of black paper. Carving away at the background using an Xacto knife, the images are revealed in an intricate lacework of lines. Using the black as Valisa's foreground, she fills the negative space by piecing together layers of paper in vibrant colors and textures. As a finishing touch, adding the last details and shading with watercolor. Valisa's work reflects her love of community, nature and all things nostalgic.

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