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Cheryl Chidester – Wycinanki 2 – The Polish folk art of paper-cutting


Wycinanki 2 – The Polish folk art form of Wycinanki ([vɨt͡ɕiˈnaŋkʲi])
5×7 or 6×6
Ready made or by commission

(Vytynanky (Витина́нки) in Ukraine or Vycinanki (Выцінанкі) in Belarus) is the Slavic version of the art form of paper-cutting, Originating with the use shepherds’ sheep shears to cut freehand designs out of tree bark and leather, wycinanki were pasted on furniture or roof beams as decoration, hung in windows, and given as gifts. While symmetry is a character of many designs, wycinanki varys by region. For example, wycinanki created in the Kurpie region are typically all one color, while wycinanki from the Łowicz region are multicolored ( Techniques include cutting, clipping, punching, tearing, and carving of paper, as well as nalepianki in which multiple layers are glued together.


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Cheryl Chidester
Brighton, MI

After attending Eastern Michigan University and earning a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree (and, later, a Master of Science Degree), I’ve held a number of art related
positions and since 2006, have served as the curator of the Argus Museum and the proprietor of Cheryl’s Creative Custom Art & Framing. Beginning
with the 1981 Michigan Watercolor Society, I have exhibited my work throughout the Midwest specializing in nature, travel, architecture and cultural-inspired
photography and paintings in watercolor and mixed media. I offer consignment art, custom murals, art instruction and curation of private collections

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 5.0 × 7.0 in

3 lbs

Member of The Arts Alliance


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