Sunday, 13 March 2011

Louis-David Saugy and Paper Cuts.

Born the same year Hauswirth died, in 1871, Louis-David Saugy also lived in Pays-d'Enhaut and practised the art of paper cuts. Saugy trained as an apprentice carpenter, worked as a postman, then retired early to concentrate on his beloved activity of cutting paper. He exhibited work in Geneva; wealthy admirers bought pieces and many are in private collections. Saugy's work involves story telling, a narrative of everyday life in Pays-d'enhaut. He uses imagery to describe his surroundings, each paper cut would be of an event; dancing, tree-felling, butchers. An overall feeling of joy within the world he lived in, encompasses his work.

1 comment:

  1. Your wonderful entries are a complete inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing.