Archive for July, 2010

Bird Ghosts

July 22, 2010

Something is starting to take shape on the studio wall! I’ve become fascinated with the negative space that’s left behind when you cut something out. I’ve been working with two Ladybird books, ‘Garden Birds’ and ‘Heath and Woodland Birds’ both finds at Spitalfields Antique Market. There’s something a little eerie about the repetition of the cut out pages but I really love the effect.


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July 21, 2010

‘Hats’, quite simply a rather dapper new print by the wonderful James Brown. This one’s good for the fellas and it’s available here.

Peggy Wickham Foals

July 21, 2010

Regulars to the blog will be aware of my discovery and love of Peggy Wickhams work. I sourced a small number of original prints which were published by The Medici Society. ‘The Beach’ has now sold out and I only have a few of ‘The Village’. Imagine my excitement when two further designs were discovered hidden in a barn in Norfolk! These prints are a bit of a mystery which I think only adds to their charm. Medici originally thought they dated back to the 50’s and were lithographs, however they recently discovered stock lists for ‘Foals’ dated 1937. What is clear is these prints are stunning and in fantastic condition whatever their age. Available to buy here.

Paper Sculptures

July 20, 2010

It’s been a while since Elphick’s has had any stock from Helen Musselwhite, she has been super busy with projects including designing a window display for Stella McCartney’s Autumn collection. Six fantastic pieces arrived on Friday, three of which are available to buy here

More Negative Space

July 14, 2010

I love seeing what’s left behind when I cut things out. This is a page from The Ladybird Book of Heath and Woodland Birds, bit naughty cutting up books I know!

Metamorphosis

July 14, 2010

This piece has definitely been a labour of love, looking back on the blog I started cutting out butterflies in April so three months have passed by! It’s all been worth it, call me mad but I’ve found the whole process very therapeutic. Stretching the paper, carefully cutting out the wings, sticking with Japanese Nori paste, tracing the positioning to get a perfect mirror image. To those who know me this method of working will come as no surprise – I’m a perfectionist! I hope that whoever looks at this blog enjoys looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it. As well as selling it as a one off collage I will be producing a limited edition print run, info to follow soon.