offcuts

Pulling things off the wall remind you why you put them there.

offcuts

As I stared at the leftover saw-pierced sheet (on the right in this image), I realised that I liked the shape of what was left after the ‘piece’ had been removed, as much as what I had cut out. This led me to creating patterns inside (or outside) patterns, making each layer matter, and slicing them all from the same sheet (the offcuts in the centre of this image are from this idea). It’s a bit like architectural model-making, where you represent contours of a landscape using layers of flat card, cut to the lines of a topographic map. In my world I get to draw the hills and valleys, and later when assembling them, choose their height or depth.