Artwork

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This papercut was commissioned by an synagogue that wanted to send a thank you to its Kitchen Master when she moved away. She deserved a lot of thanks for her role at the synagogue!

This papercut is based on a photo of a Wedding cake that Nataliya made relatively recently. A beautiful cake! Learn more about the piece here »

February 2nd, 2014

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This piece was commissioned to celebrate the year 2012, when significant events happened for nearly everyone in extended family of the person who commissioned it.

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July 3rd, 2013

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This piece was commissioned by HG as a gift for a couple she married. Read more »

June 22nd, 2013

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The on this piece reads: “Ma Gadlu MaAseh Adonoi, Meod AmKu MaHoshVotecha”, meaning “How vast are your works Adonoi, Your designs are beyond our grasp” and it is from the Psalm for Shabbat. It was a commission from a long long-time family friend for her husband on an important birthday.

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November 12th, 2012

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This piece was commissioned to be a donation for a silent auction held by the ECCPA, an organization through which citizens support their local police.

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September 7th, 2012

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Commissioned by AG and JG for the first birthday of their son Louis, named partially for the great musician Louis Armstrong.

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January 2nd, 2012

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This papercut was a commissioned piece. The two zebras are calmly intertwined, each doing their own thing, looking at what’s around them, but not with an absence of passion and tension.

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December 12th, 2011

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This piece was created as a commission. LR wants to give it as a gift to honor a physician mentor of hers. She chose the quote, which is from George Bernard Shaw and reads “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.”

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August 10th, 2011

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This papercut was a gift to friends with a new baby daughter. It’s three-layer – white, maroon, pink. Into the white layer are cut gazelles, the name Engidawork in Amharic, and the name Ayelet Ophira in Hebrew. Into the maroon layer is cut the priestly blessing, given over children weekly.

February 3rd, 2010

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I’m starting research and design work on a secret commision – secret because the people who commissioned it don’t know about it yet! I can’t say much, other than this papercut involves a lot of research into how to spell things in a language I don’t know at all. And the due-date deadline for the papercut is unknown. A fun challenge.

December 23rd, 2009

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My cousin, who just started her first year of college 3000 miles away from her home, has put out a general call to friends and family to make art for her walls. I got some large posterboard and created two mosaic-y paper-art things for her. This should cover quite a few square feet!

September 9th, 2009

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Alison commissioned this piece for her to give to her fiance as a proposal token.

She requested two trees with branches entangled and the words connecting the branches as if spread between the atzim of a torah. Despite a relatively short timeline, I think I came up with a really beautimous result!

The text is traditional and means “I am my beloved and my beloved is mine.”

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September 10th, 2008

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this papercut has the traditional birkat habayit text along with the hebrew names of my two friends who just got married this past june. this is their wedding gift.

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September 1st, 2008

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June 20th, 2007

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My sweetie and I designed our ketubah together. I have now finished cutting the papercut and our professional calligrapher (on my list of things to become) finished the text. My sweetie will be painting a colorful watercolor background.

As you can see here, the text is on a different piece of paper from the papercut – when we get it framed, we’ll have to be sure to rotate them correctly. The painted round background will be a third piece of paper, and then there’ll be a matte as the background to fill in the rest of the square.

Will post a photo of the finished piece when it’s done!

June 3rd, 2007

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