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Cut paper art on display at Law Library gallery

March 3, 2013

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The intricate cut paper creations of Lawrence artist Angie Pickman are on display through March at the Douglas County Law Library Art Gallery.

The library and gallery are located inside the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th St.

Pickman, originally from Atchison, operates under the moniker “Rural Pearl.” She’d wanted to be an artist since childhood, according to her artist’s statement, and started cutting paper in 2003 after seeing “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” a cut paper stop-motion silhouette animated film from 1926.

Pickman creates her artworks with a sharp utility knife, acid-free paper, mechanical pencils and a self-healing cutting mat. She looks at cutting paper as a metaphor for achieving simplicity in life — cutting away all that is unnecessary to reveal the subject in a simple, bold form.

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