Cobbold heritage paper-cut demonstration, Ipswich, April 2011

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Silhouette Paper-cut Demonstration

by Lois Cordelia (scalpel) and Erika Bulow-Osborne (scissors)

Lois Cordelia and her mother Erika demonstrated the techniques of silhouette paper-cut art, respectively using scalpel and scissors at the Reg Driver Visitor Centre, Christchurch Park, Ipswich IP4 2BX, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April, 10.00am-4.30pm (3.30pm on Sunday).

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The Fronds of my Heart shall unfurl towards the Sunshine of Your LoveThe Fronds of my Heart shall unfurl towards the Sunshine of Your LoveThe Fronds of my Heart shall unfurl towards the Sunshine of Your Love

Medium: Silhouette paper-cut. Cut by hand using a scalpel.

Dimensions: Approx. 45 x 30 cm

Date: April 2011

Comments:
From imagination. Design incorporating a text of my own composition: The Fronds of my Heart shall unfurl towards the Sunshine of Your Love. The idea of the paper fan unfurling suggested the unfurling fronds of a fern, which in turn suggested the 'fronds' of the human heart opening up towards the warm sunshine of love.

This piece was also inspired by the Valentine's theme of many of the scissor-cuts of Elizabeth Cobbold (1731-1801), who lived in my hometown of Ipswich, Suffolk.



Price: £500

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The live folk-art demonstration was part of the inaugural weekend for a new 2 year historical display to mark the 250th anniversary (in 2012) of the birth of Ipswich legend Margaret Catchpole, as well as to celebrate the legacy of the local Cobbold dynasty.
 
The silhouette paper-cut and Scherenschnitt demonstration evoked in particular the exquisite contributions to this genre by Elizabeth Cobbold (née Knipe, 1764–1824). On display were two volumes of Elizabeth Cobbold's scissor-cut paper Valentines, created 200 years ago.
 
For more general information about the longer-term exhibition, please visit the Cobbold Family History website: http://www.cobboldfht.com

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