Jim vaughey

An artist out of Salem Massachusetts focusing on altered book art and cut-paper illustrations.

Currently experimenting with tissue paper. Animals are my main subject interest. In particular the chicken and the octopus. I am inspired by folk art, the Fauves,  and whimsy. I take my whimsey super-seriously. I am fascinated by the layering of colors that tissue paper allows for. And the transparency, how you can create lines within lines or allow people to see under the surface of an object.

I’ve also started experimenting with altered books, trying to find old hardcover books people have abandoned and trying to find something fun to add to the inside that will bring joy to people.

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