Update: And the winners are...
Contentment - Me'sha Bryan from the UK!
Armstrong - Roberto Tani from Italy!
Classic MJ - Gerda from Ukraine!
Congratulations to our winners, and thanks again to Walter Land!
Walter Land works at a cozy studio across the street from Fair Park, a sprawling, 277-acre fairground that houses Music Hall and the African American Museum of Dallas (along with 13 other top-notch venues and museums). This is where he makes his art -- entirely out of cut paper.
“I use paper the way a painter uses pigment,” Land says. “It’s like painting with paper.”
Papercutting dates back 6th-century China, and Walter's work builds upon this tradition while interpreting it in a fresh, new way. Perhaps the ghost of Louis Armstrong is still lingering around Music Hall, breathing life into Walter's art. He sells his cut art in a Jimdo online store at landcut.info, which is as good-looking and well designed as you would expect from an artist.
Wonder if Walter knows that papercutting even has a long Christmas tradition - in the Philippines, for example, where elaborate cut paper is used to decorate parols, star-shaped Christmas lanterns which have graced Philippine homes since 1928.
For the Jimdo Holiday Bash, Walter is giving away full-color prints of three of his works of art: Contentment, Armstrong, and Classic MJ.
If you want to win one of these three prints, here's what you have to do:
Here's hoping all our readers have a wonderful Sunday!