In the City


A Poem in Pictures



Rendered in papercuts.  The white areas are background paper showing through openings cut into black paper laid on top.  A third layer of paper on top of the black makes the gray borders.  I did this piece in 1981-82 – my reply to the works of Franz Masereel (`Die Stadt’) and Lynd Ward (`God’s Man’).


The papercuts measure roughly 3”x4”, on the outside edge.  In the summer of 1982, I had them bound into a book, and then around 1987 or `88, I de-bound the book to scan the individual cuts.


Other than that, I prefer to let the work speak for itself.





(images 1 through 20)

out of 73 images

this is part one.


In The City  (part one)