Joyce Yarbrough

Paper

Joyce Yarbrough

Juried Member

"PAPERCUTTER WHO DRAWS WITH SCISSORS"

"Nature is the source of inspiration for my art.
I cut paper with scissors to create “one of a kind art”.
Using no patterns, only paper and scissors, I "draw"
a contour drawing with my scissors. I try to capture
the ‘life’ of my botanical and nature silhouettes with a 3D effect.”
Well known for her freehand silhouettes of people and pets, Joyce Yarbrough’s repertoire continues to evolve to include plants, places and many facets of nature including feathers, butterflies, and mandalas of intricate design. Having won awards with a variety of media besides papercutting, her creations may also be a combination of mediums.

Her scissors-cut paper art is created from archival paper, cut with scissors, and has been exhibited in many invitational, juried and historical venues. Her silhouettes are part of museum collections in China and the US, and homes all over the world. Currently her work is on display at the Guild of American Papercutters National Museum in Pennsylvania, the Green Door Art Gallery and Grafica Fine Arts Gallery in Webster Groves, MO.