Laser cut decoration taken from original paper cut "Twelve Days of Christmas" designed by Ruth Howes
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree
On the second day ...Two turtle doves
On the third day ... Three French hens
On the fourth day ... Four calling birds
On the fifth day ... Five gold rings (pheasant collars)
On the sixth day ... Six geese a laying
On the seventh day ... Seven swans a swimming
On the eighth day ... Eight maids a milking
On the ninth day ... Nine ladies dancing
On the tenth day ... Lords a leaping
On the eleventh day ... Eleven pipers piping
On the twelfth day ... 12 drummers drumming
Duplex mount board / natural card packed into a square box, labelled with details and all the designs on the front. Tissue packaged inside.
As each print is produced to order please allow 7-10 days for delivery
More about Ruth
Ruth studied Fine Art, specialising in sculpture and over the years has shifted to painting and illustration in her work. Paper cutting has come more recently and has initiated a wide range of commissioned and private work.
For Ruth the intrigue of a paper cut is in starting with a blank paper and carefully, intricately removing bits of it to make a picture. She starts with a minimum of material and rather than adding and adding pencil, pen, ink, paint, she carefully cuts into the sheet by hand, extracting an image from exploiting positive and negative space.
The alphabets are a sorting activity; a means of inclusion and exclusion (and forcing variety). Just as deciding what to cut away and what to leave are intrinsic to making these images work. Ruth lives and works in the heart of the beautiful Norwich Lanes in Norfolk