Brand new designs just went up on etsy. Soon I will also post some photos of some custom orders I worked on recently. They took up a lot of time, which is why I haven’t posted in a while.

Check out more of my designs on my website at www.papercutsbyoren.com

Made In Magazine ran a feature about me and my work. If you want a glimpse into my life and work, this is the place. I definitely overshared a bit.

It’s a very flattering review and it really made me smile when I read it.

There has been a lot of interest in my work even though I primarily make ketubahs and Judaica so I decided to start making affordable papercuts that have would appeal to everyone. This is the first ACEO I put for sale in my Etsy shop at:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172336092/aceo-miniature-papercut-two-fish-limited

It is a limited edition papercut. I will only make 25 of this design - each one signed and numbered. Once the 25th is sold, that’s it, the design is retired for good. 

Some of you are already familiar with ACEOs. For those who aren’t, an ACEO is a collectible work of art that must conform to set dimensions of 3.5”x2.5”, which is trading card sized. With papercutting this poses a particularly interesting design challenge because the space is very small and most of the paper is cut away, leaving a tiny framework behind. I really enjoyed working with this constraint.

I will post more designs as they become available, and you can also check my website at http://www.papercutsbyoren.com to see my other projects.

(Source: papercutsbyoren.etsy.com)

Brand new papercut ketubah design up. This one features feathers. 
Why feathers? They are a symbol of faithfulness and virtue. They are one of the most obvious objects to include in a wedding. You can see more photos on my etsy page at:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/171611247/papercut-ketubah-with-feathers?
Or on my website at www.papercutsbyoren.com

I modified a design I did a while ago. This one was 18”x24”. Pretty large and it looked really impressive at that size. The original version had mountains in the background. I also had to redraw the tree completely to invert the negative space (it’s a huge improvement). A simple backdrop change turned the entire thing into something altogether different. It’s like alchemy. It now looks like a scene from Central Park. It’s an idealized view, though. I don’t recall there actually being a line of sight to the Empire State Building from anywhere in Central Park. For the most part the view is blocked by trees and other buildings because of the low vantage point. But then, that’s the point of making artwork - to bring an ideal to life.

In case you missed it, I have a new website at www.papercutsbyoren.com Please share the link!