• 1.30.12

    Julene Harrison for The Washington Post

    Julene Harrison hand-cuts the words and flowers of Spring for The Washington Post's Spring Arts Preview. The special Arts section features spring's most anticipated events in theater, film, art, dance, and music recommended by the newspaper's staff.

    The Washington Post wanted the cover to feel alive and fresh, and evoke the exciting feeling of the start of spring. Harrison designs her work on the computer first, so there is opportunity for changes before she commits the art to paper. In this piece she tried a few single color/gradient grounds in spring shades but they felt a little flat. Susana Sanchez, the Art Director at The Washington Post, suggested photographing the paper-cut on a grass background, as that was something Harrison had experimented with before. She ended up shooting it outside on natural grass and on Astroturf.

    The Spring Arts Preview was part of The Washington Post's Sunday issue.

    See more of Julene Harrison's portfolio here.
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