Amy Seabrook has three art interests which have followed her all her life; dance, cut-paper art, and puppetry. Amy’s minutely detailed cut-paper artwork is 98% cut with high-tensile steel scissors and mat knife. For straight edges, the mat knife is used. For every other component, the scissors shape the piece.
In her “Thumbelina,” only the woven thread in the spider web is not paper. Thumbelina’s hair is 42 scissor cuts of a single piece of yellow Canson paper, 1” x 3,” and still intact as a single element. Magnifying lenses are a necessary component for Amy’s creations.
The matchless quality of the art reproductions shown here is created by the technique of hard side-lighting to pick up the 3-dimensional quality of the original pieces.
Since 2000, Ms. Seabrook has been a member of the North Shore Arts Association. She lives with her husband, John, and they have a wonderful daughter-artist, Lucretia.