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David Jenkins: Papercutting

Visual Puns and Beautiful Designs

On exhibit at Central Library, July 2014

David Jenkins

David Jenkins’ paper cutting started as an artistic outlet during his 30 year career with the federal government. 

Now retired, he continues to find this intricate art form to be relaxing, despite it being compared to “doing brain surgery on paper.” Over the past 15 years, he has sold more than 2,000 original pieces, including numerous special commissions. Dave is a member of the Guild of American Papercutters (GAP), for which he serves as Treasurer.

Want to buy something you see on our walls? Artists contribute 20% of sales made during their exhibit to the Friends of the Arlington County Public Library, to help support Library programming.


Learn more about Art Exhibits at the Library.



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