Distinguished by multiple layers of paper, Granot produces creative and beautiful papercuts - complex and impressive works, each cut with surgical scalpel, require a lengthy and intuitive process of creation, a process often hidden beneath the multiple layers of paper. Curves and links are interwoven creating incredible depth, texture and movement to which limited and careful use of gold leaf and woven papers only adds. Archie Granot use of Hebrew inscriptions, handcut in astonishingly precise calligraphic letters in his papercuts, is an integral part of his work.
Many of the texts relate to Jerusalem, Judaica, Judaism, Israel, and Jewish weddings (Ketubah). Many of his paper cuts carry a reminder of the holy city, a source of his inspiration. To take in the whole image, one must stand at a distance. And yet the intricacy of the cut invites you to view the details from close up. The paper cuts of Archie Granot have been exhibited extensively and are in public and private collections around the world. Archie Granot was the only Israeli artist to be featured in the 2001 edition of Nouvel Objet, a prestigious South Korean art periodical, specializing in "Objet Art", which is published bilingually in Korean and English. He was the featured artist on the poster for the USA 2003 Jewish Book Month. In 2008, The Papercut Haggadah by Archie Granot showed at Yeshiva University Museum, New York City.
As with any fine work of art, the originals must be seen to be fully appreciated. However, with the aid of the onsite search engine, "clicking" through this virtual papercut gallery will provide a feel for the uniqueness and extraordinary beauty of a Judaica paper cut by Archie Granot.