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Rice Paper Cutouts

 

These pieces incorporate one or more sheets of cut rice paper floating freely.  In some, the cutout paper is stained with gouache; in others a background sheet is stained instead. 
Shaping of a Lake Detail  A Life of Its Own Full Of Buds
Shaping of a Lake
A Life of Its Own Full Of Buds
Non Native Species Rare Monogomy

Nothing Single
Non-Native Species Rare Monogamy
Nothing Single

Celebration Series
May Days
May Days
November 2 Late January Mid February
November 2 Late January
Mid-February
Illicit Celebration I Illicit Celebration II Cultivated Immigrants
Illicit Celebration I
Illicit Celebration II Cultivated Immigrants
Benedict's Decree I Benedict's Decree II From Minister Poinsette
Benedict's Decree:
Denial of Nature I
Benedict's Decree:
Denial of Nature II
From Minister Poinsette

American Restaurants Series
These papercuts were inspired by real ethnic restaurants throughout the USA.  Each piece is four layers, suggesting the hybridity of cuisine.
 
           
        All images Copyright 2013, Melanie Kehoss