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Nicole Aptekar  I cut paper into artwork with lasers and run quite a lot.

https://youtu.be/YiJRe7S4fEg

I was told by a bunch of art world people that I should have a my-art-only instagram, so I'm giving it a shot. Follow me @nicole.aptekar, maybe? This will be my art journal for museums and galleries, selfies, and bridge photos, and the other for my work, I suppose. We'll see how it goes!

As soon as we arrived, it was gone.

I love when the pieces I make cause me to feel just a bit scared. This one definitely accomplished that goal for me. How does it make you feel?

Materials: @frenchpaperco paper, @mcmastercarr bolts
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As soon as we arrived, it was gone.

Another new piece—combining a few ideas together. The alternating layers from the last piece and taking multiple passes of a shape through the slicer. I’ve tried this once before, and I like the weird stairstepping artifact that comes through, but I had a hard time with the lack of contrast when it’s all white, as most of my pieces are. I think this reads better. Materials: 40 sheets of @frenchpaperco paper, half 100lb cover Pure White Construction/half 100lb cover Standard Black Kraft Kraft-Tone, backed by whatever mat board I had on hand (probably @cansonpaper), held in place with security bolts from @mcmastercarr
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This morning's run, after more than two weeks off. My foot is finally feeling generally better! Gonna keep taking it easy tho...
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At the edge, leaning in. (Detail)

Another older piece, really happy with how this one turned out. I hope the people who have the editions of this one are enjoying it~
(this and all other good photos of my work by @y3rdua)
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Another view of my paper version of @thejohnharman's Tucked Under. 40 sheets of @frenchpaperco paper, half 100lb cover Pure White Construction/half 100lb cover Standard Black Kraft Kraft-Tone, backed by whatever mat board I had on hand, held in place with security bolts from @mcmastercarr. .
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My sculptural cut paper rendition of Tucked Under, one of @thejohnharman's #100dayproject vector art designs. A lot of things I haven't done in a long time here—striped layers, a riff on someone else's work. Super fun! Also, a few firsts: first piece I've premiered on instagram; first piece where I shot/edited the shadow photo myself (with guidance from @y3rdua); first long distance collaboration. I'll be posting a couple other angles as I figure out how to make Lightroom and Photoshop go~
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#nicoleaptekar #lasercut #paper #papercut #laser #blackwhite #frenchpaper #securitybolts #paperart #whitepaper #art #sculpture #cnc #papercut #papercutting #geometric #abstractart #artistsoninstagram #artislife #depth #digitalart #blackandwhite #lasercutting #papersculpture #lasercutpaper @minimalism42 @fubiz @virtualgate #fujix100t #x100t #opart #xuxoe

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