Price

I am available for original artwork commissions.

Price varies depending on size, complexity and materials.

The following are my typical sizes and prices:

9 x 12 inches: $500

11 x 14 inches: $1,000

24 x 36 inches: $2,500

36 x 48 inches: $5,000

+ sales tax and shipping.

Feel free to reach out for any questions from the contact page.

Commission Process

1) GET IN TOUCH FROM THE CONTACT PAGE

We will discuss the details of your needs, such as size, materials, color scheme, price and schedule.

After gathering all the necessary information from you, I will provide you a quote including sales tax and shipping.

 

2) DEPOSIT PAYMENT

I will send you an invoice for an upfront deposit (50% of the total price).

 

3) SKETCHES

You will receive a draft of the artwork so that you can confirm the overall direction and composition.

The price includes two revisions. (More revisions require additional fee.)

 

4) FINALIZE ARTWORK

Once you confirm the draft, I’ll finish the artwork. I will keep you posted with the photos of work-in-progress.

5) FINAL PAYMENT

The rest of the payment + shipping.

 

6) SHIPMENT

The artwork gets shipped and you will receive a shipping confirmation and the tracking information.

How my art is made

These are the tools I use to create my paper cut art. I use a cutting knife manufactured by NT-Cutter to handcut the details. Large cutout parts are sometimes cut with Cricut machine. The tiny circles you see in my work are handcut with circle cutting knives (Read more about them on my blog here). They are made for traditional Japanese stencil textiles, the craft which inspired me to start making paper cuts. I add new approaches, such as magazine page collage and encaustic to this technique to express my own voice. The tapes I use to make the collage part are acid-free double sided tapes. I use a custom-ordered stamp of the Chinese character taken from my name as my signature.

The paper I use is all acid-free, archival quality, including: Fabriano Ecological Artist Paper (sustainably made with hydro power & 100% recycled), Japanese washi paper such as Awagami Bamboo Paper (read more about it on my blog here), and Shiramine paper. Read more about paper here 1, and 2.

Watch the paper cutout process in action


My paper cutout / collage art making process featured on a Japanese TV program “Made in NY.” Produced by Broadway Caprice.

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