Ever feel like one of these people? If so, it’s probably because it is still a paper world, despite IT. Those who till the hard soil of law have more reason to know this than most. So come the end of the week, when you’re still hanging in there, it can be refreshing to see that there are other things to do with paper than to cover them with texts.
English artist Peter Callesen makes cutouts. Only unlike those sidewalk artists that crowd the tourist spots who’ll do your silhouette for a few bucks, he’s really good — and very inventive. You have to scroll through his site to appreciate what he can do, which is often funny and sometimes a trifle dark or macabre.
If you don’t expect perfection — which would let out most of those who read Slaw, agreed — you might find it fun to give it a go yourself. You’ve got the same tools as Callesen available to you nearly all of the time, and it might even help you think about work as you snip away the inessentials to reveal a thing of near beauty.