‘Paper Dolls’ By Jagged Little Quill

Jagged Little Quill, the creative pseudonym of Kasey Petrocelli, is a self-taught paper quilling artist. I confess I was unfamiliar with quilling and had to look it up. Also called paper filigree, the artist uses strips of rolled or shaped paper to create a design. “My process is long and time consuming, which is what I love about it,” said Jagged Little Quill. “It starts with a sketch, painted on canvas, then I cut hundreds of strips of paper and finally get to start the quilling. I usually have a picture in my head but as time goes on it never quite ends up like that, and I really enjoy the surprise of it all.” In this, her first solo show, Jagged Little Quill has created narratives about emotional health and self-care.

Through April 5

Revelry Boutique + Gallery
742 E. Market St.

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‘Paper Dolls’ By Jagged Little Quill

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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