I saw this band open for Shilpa Ray a week or two ago and now I can’t stop listening to them.
This week’s Artvoice cover features Buffalo artist Maude White. White works primarily in cut paper to reveal beautifully intricate birds, elephants, people, and more. Each detailed piece is precisely cut to reveal a unique story. White’s fourth exhibition, Birds I’ve Been will be on display this Friday at the Western New York Book Arts Center. More of her artwork can be seen at bravebirdpaperart.com. We had the pleasure of talking to Maude about her artwork, her influences and what goes into making all those tiny cuts.
AV: What compelled you to start carving Paper?
Maude White: I’ve never been a book reader, but I collect books. In a way, I’m more fascinated by the weight and permanence, the constancy of paper, than I am interested in what’s written on paper. I started cutting paper because… continue reading.
Maude is one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I have the pleasure to know. She’s also stupidly good at what she does.
I was asked to shoot some photos at this years Vaggie Fest, and these are my favorite shots. It had been a long, long time since I’d shot live bands. Some of these aren’t even technically good, but I like ‘em anyway.