Shadow Play!

I spent a few weeks this summer doing field work in southern Alabama. When I wasn’t busy tending to lizards, I had quite a bit of downtime. How I wished I had my paper-cutting supplies with me! After some time, I finally broke down and bought an exacto knife and some index cards from the Walmart in town.  I decided to make some simple cuts to get back in the groove of things:

Many of these are jack-o-lantern patterns, but they seem to translate well to paper.

I think my favorites are the big cats:

I am surprised how such simple cuts can cast such wicked shadows!


About Gail McCormick

Science writer at Penn State University; papercrafter, ecologist, theatre-lover.
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