I did papercuttings for the cover and interior of this new book of plays by Gregory S. Moss.
Three dark comedies by award-winning playwright Gregory S Moss.
sixsixsix is a “wickedly cunning take on Faust” (Flavorpill), a metaphysical revenge tragedy about the daughter of a renowned scientist seeking to punish her famous father for her mother’s death.
House of Gold is a surreal investigation of the notorious murder of an American beauty queen. “Over the top and yet heartbreakingly real… a creepy and surprisingly profound play” (L.A. Times).
Billy Witch is a dark comedy about the 1980s, summer camp, haunted cabins and animal instincts. “Half Wet Hot American Summer and half Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (Wilmington Star), Billy Witch “takes the familiar ingredients of high school horror – summer camp, a lake, ghost stories – and hurls them into a whirlwind of comic sexual awakening” (The New York Times).
This edition includes original papercut illustrations by Dylan Metrano.
For more on Gregory S. Moss, see https://gregorymoss.com/
I’ve got a show happening at Ocean House Gallery in Cape Elizabeth, ME with the amazing Asher Briant.
You are able to make an appointment to see the work in person, or you can see and purchase work online at https://www.oceanhousegallery.com/.
We did a virtual art opening, discussion, and Q+A on May 15th. Asher and I both talked about our influences and techniques. It was lots of fun. If you missed it, you can watch it in the series of YouTube videos below.
Here’s a quick video for you. It’s a time-lapse video of me making a Winter Wren papercutting in my studio on Monhegan. The day before, Mandy and I walked in the woods, and she recorded the birdsongs I use in the video.
This is a strange, scary, and trying time, with most of us huddled up in our homes for who knows how long? I sincerely hope that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. It’s been comforting for me to be able to talk with friends from afar, and check in with people. If anyone would like to talk, please drop me a line, and I am happy to talk about anything.
While I’ve been mostly indoors, I do have a window out onto the world. Spring has arrived, and with it, the birds are returning to Monhegan. Mandy reminds me that nature persists, and the cycle continues. While I know that we all have work to do and important sacrifices to make, it’s somehow reassuring to see our yard fill with grackles, red winged blackbirds, and other harbingers of spring.
To mark the occasion, I’m doing an online sale of this series of papercut birds which I’ve made over the last couple years. They are all made of cut and layered colored paper, and mounted on thin balsa wood with a little wire on the back to hang them with. I love these little guys.
I’m selling them for $125 each, and I’m donating $25 from each sale to the Seacoast Relief Fund for Musicians. This fund is specifically designated for musicians in the greater Portsmouth, NH area who have lost gigs, lost income, and lost opportunities, many of which will never be regained. This community has been my musical home for decades, and this is just a small way I can try to help out those in the community in need.
According to the Fund, “We will start with those in most critical need first. This fund will serve first those households that already exist at or below 150% of the 2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines. If funds allow, we will increase this to allow funds to be released to those households at or below 200% of FPG, and so on.”
The birds available are in the three pictures above. (click on them to make them bigger on your screen) If you would like to purchase one or more, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, let me know which one you are interested in, and your mailing address. These are all one-of-a-kind, and first-come, first-served. I’ll write back to you with details on how to pay, and I’ll carefully ship it right out to you.
Thanks for checking this out, and stay healthy.
I’ll be showing some of my papercut birds at this show in Buxton, Maine.
My 2020 calendar features birds seen on Monhegan Island. SOLD OUT!
3S Artspace Yart Sale
Sunday, April 14
10am – 4pm
Free and open to the public.
Join us in the Gallery and Performance Space for the return of the 3S Artspace Yart Sale! Support an artist, score a deal.
All pieces for sale will reflect a 30-60% discount off fair market value prices.
Find paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, silkscreened tees, papercutting, pyrography, printmaking, marine life wood carvings, and more– all at frugal Yankee prices. When local artists edit their inventory, you score art at great prices at the Yart Sale!
Artists selling work:
Michael Bashaw, Greg Brown, Rose Costello, Michelle Cross, Bri Custer, Bess Cutler, Nathan Danilczuk, Thomas Dougherty, Alicia Ethridge, Linda Gerson, Tim Gilbert, Toby Gordon, Serena Hallowell, Sherrill Hannon, Jamesley Juice, Eric Katzman, Tim Lawrence, Chayanne Lawrence, Aaron Mason, Roseann Meserve, Dylan Metrano, Alison Murphy, Melissa Partridge, JoAnn Portalupi, Shawn Roach, Laura Saint-Cyr, Rebecca Scheinberg, Bobby Schwartz, Jacob Sipos, Theresa Smith, Christopher Thibault, Chad Turner, Heidi Vaughn, Jeffrey Wagner, Jan Waldron, Christian Whitton, Samantha Wood, Soraya Yamaguchi, Jim Zingarelli
319 Vaughan St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Some of my birds on a wire have found their way to the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA for a “Works of Paper” show, curated by my old friend Belle Struck. Come visit fourteen of these little guys, showing alongside the work of Struck, Gordon Przybyla, Andrea Guay, Vera Struck, and many others.
The show is up at the Remis Gallery at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA from January 10 to March 1, 2019. Opening reception is Thursday, January 10 (though I unfortunately can’t attend).