Gifted local Vanessa Stone is exhibiting at the Museum of Classical Archaeology
We’re rather excited that talented local cut-paper artist Vanessa Stone has an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.
Having featured her striking, bold artworks on the cover of Cambridge Edition three times, it’s no secret we’re big fans of Vanessa’s work, so we’re delighted that she’s finally got a show in Cambridge. On display for the first time are her cut-paper collages of the classical body, featuring S-curves and muscular torsos beside the heads of gods and goddesses. Using a scalpel, Vanessa has “drawn” into the surface of paper her impression of the museum’s beautiful cast gallery.
She says, “There is something magical about these casts, something just so beautiful about the line of a shoulder; my blade has almost been asking me to cut these lines – to capture them in the simplicity of cut paper.”
You can see the exhibition for free from 18 January to 25 February at the Museum of Classical Archaeology. Full details and opening hours are available online.