26/09/2013

SWISS PAPERCUTS

Last Saturday I accidentally discovered a little gallery in Aarau, Switzerland. Somehow the signage outside it's door lured me in 'Raum für Schnittkunst'- 'Space for Papercutting'.
I entered the 19th Century building to find all kinds of papercuts traditional and contemporary. 
Not everything was to my taste, but the idea of dedicating a space purely to a technique long practised by many I found intriguing. I one of the owners Ruedi kindly  shared his passion for his endeavour. As a former Graphic Designer he was an interesting person to chat to.Together with his wife they compiled a book called 'Querschnitt' featuring the history of  papercuts in Switzerland.
 The smallest traditional papercut in the gallery caught my attention the most and Ruedi showed me the scissors used to produce such a craft made from love and patience!
An overall lovely experience and a place to revisit. Aarau is a charming historic city with an amazing Museum of Modern Art.



All images by me taken in the 'Raum für Schnittkunst'

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