This wreath is from my ongoing papercutting project – where I’m trying to adapt and cut 100 designs in 100 days from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” .
Today’s design is number #672 in the book.
And today we have heard on the news that the 2020 Covid19 Lockdown is being relaxed a bit in the UK. Hooray! But I’ll still keep going with my 100-day goal, even if life does return to ‘normal’.
This is another one of those designs that looks fairly basic but was challenging to cut. In fact, sometimes the simpler a design is, the more precise you have to be with the cutting, because you’ve really got nowhere to hide. All mistakes are really obvious.
As always, the Art Nouveau-ish designs are my favourite, so I’m quite drawn to this one already. However, wreaths do have some creepy connotations, because as well as being used at funerals and as general symbols for death/remembrance, I’ve got a vague feeling that laurel wreath also appear in some fascist artworks as well.
But let’s assume this one is a lovely wreath of victory and triumph over the Covid19 Lockdown thing.
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