This project was my own interpretation of the Creation of Adam. Though this creation story is shared by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, I chose to use Hebraic imagery and text in this composition because Judaism was the fertile ground from which the other two faiths sprang up. Thus, the moment of Creation depicted in this piece is simultaneously signals the creation of all three Monotheisms.
This was the first large papercraft project I undertook, as well as the first where I used thick foamboard to raise the paper off of the background in a low relief. For this piece, once I had finished the initial sketch, I printed it out and brought it to the light table where I traced the image onto the paper I wanted to cut. Some elements, such as the blue flowers, were added in the process of constructing the piece to tie the composition down. The gentle shading effects, like those seen on the blue figure's arm, were accomplished by blotting a stamp pad onto the paper.