Scherenschnitte

Artist Claudia Hopf Adam & Eve Scherenschnitte

Adam & Eve

Artist Claudia Hopf Hummingbird Scherenschnitte

Hummingbird

Artist Claudia Hopf Cat Scherenschnitte

Cat

Artist Claudia Hopf Tortus & Hair Scherenschnitte

Tortoise & Hair

Artist Claudia Hopf Adam & EveScherenschnitte

Adam & Eve, small

Artist Claudia Hopf Butterfly Scherenschnitte

Butterfly & Dragonfly

Artist Claudia Hopf girl Scherenschnitte

Picking Apples

Artist Claudia Hopf goat Scherenschnitte

Animals

Artist Claudia Hopf Sea Gulls Scherenschnitte

Sea Gulls

Artist Claudia Hopf Three cats Scherenschnitte

Three Cats

Scherenschnitte is the art of painted paper cutwork. Each scherenschnitte begins with a drawing.  The artist then carefully cuts around each detail in the drawing. The piece is then painted, placed against a black background and framed.

In Claudia Hopf’s work she designs, draws and paints each piece.  Her son, Perry Hopf does the cutting for her with surgical scissors.  Perry also designs and creates the elaborately decorated frames to coordinate with each piece.