Friday, November 2, 2007
Kwei-lin Lum did online research before attending the San Antonio convention, and found out about a local artist named Kathleen Trenchard who does papel picado. Kwei-lin invited me to join her in a visit to the artist's home in a charming section of town. I took this picture with my trusty cellphone camera after I realized my old-fashioned camera had no film!
This is intricate work, all done by hand.
Check out Kathleen Trenchard's Web site for more information about the art of papel picado, and to see how it's done: