Cloud/Scissors began as an exercise in a workshop in which artist were invited to make works in response to George Brecht’s Water Yam artist book. From an absurd dialogue between two characters, Cloud and Scissors, I developed a series of drawings using silhouettes I had traced out of an old children’s encyclopedia. I created two more characters, Mama and Thin Man. In the series, I continue to use the same silhouettes in compositions that suggest strange and intimate stories.