A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to see an exhibit of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Tate Modern Museum. It was one of the most inspiring exhibits that I have been to in many years. The exhibit showcased Matisse’s large scale cut-outs, the range of his painted color papers, and even some of his colored glass cut-outs. I’ve seen Henri Matisse’s cut-outs before in text books and magazines, but to see it in person was such a different, dramatic, perhaps even life altering experience for me. Everything was inspiring: the shapes, the colors, the compositions. I loved it all. Since that exhibit I have wanted to make something inspired by his cut-outs, but I didn’t know exactly how or what I should do.