Local artist to have work displayed at Havelock library

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 03:02 PM.

"This will be my first solo show besides my first college solo show," Healey said.

She said she started working with old books because they were readily available.

"I have just started working with it and people started to respond to it and I started to really enjoy the paper cutting," she said. "I’m not a paper-cutting artist. That’s not what I’ve usually done in the past, but I’ve kind of become one.

"A lot of people ask me if it’s Sherenschnitte, that German word for paper-cutting. You see a lot of it in Pennsylvania. It was brought over here from Germany. It’s kind of like a modern take on that except I use like the black and then the book pages."

Items in nature are the subject of many of the works.

"Right now that’s definitely a big inspiration," she said. "Where I live is a bird sanctuary. I’ve always been inspired by nature as well. That is the theme that I’ve been working with lately."

Healey said her work started from making a Christmas ornament.

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