Miguel has gone off to Germany on a University-related trip, leaving me with no Camera to take any pictures..! Thankfully, I had some already uploaded of the fabulous Pick Me Up Graphic Arts fair that was on at Somerset House last week. Lucy invited me to go along with her for her birthday, and i’m so glad that I did – I was so inspired by all the art on show, but even better than that was Rob Ryan’s open studio.
If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll probably remember me talking about how much I love Rob Ryan’s paper cuts before, so imagine how excited I was to watch him in action! I took so many pictures of the ‘studio’, with it’s inspiration-board walls, I even snapped a few of Rob and his team at work on a huge paper cut. I was (loudly) complaining about how I find it hard to cut around small curves, Rob overheard and gave me some tips! I’ve only just got round to giving it a go..now I just need to come up with a design to cut out.
I wish I had the time to post about this before the show was over because it was definitely worth a visit – Did anyone else get to go?! I’m hoping to pay a visit to his shop on Columbia Road this weekend, i’d love to own some of his art! ..i’ll keep you updated and tell you if I get my hands on any..!
I found this video on Rob Ryan’s Blog, it’s a timelapse of the huge, detailed paper cut that they were working on at the fair – it’s so beautiful:
Please note I didn’t take this video! Click on the Vimeo logo for the original.
pssst: All of my work for my first year at University has been handed in – i’m free! See you here more often! xx