This collection of paper cuts are illustrations of the Inuit folktale Kakuarshuk, recompiled in Angela Carter's marvellous collection of fairy tales. The story describes a time when, supposedly, babies grew underground and women had to dig to find their own.
I begin with a pair of hands, scissors, & a sheet of paper. The act of cutting links this action to ancestral playing. The creation of a silhouette transforms the object completely. Metamorphosis. A rectangle turns into a three-legged and five-headed being.