When my brother-in-law graduated with his PhD in English/Creative Writing, I made a papercut design incorporating a stanza from one of his poems, which was inspired by Mt Etna during his travels in Sicily. The work is, as they say, "a single sheet of paper with holes cut in it." I made it in reverse on drafting vellum, inked the opposite side, then cut out the negative space with an exacto knife.
Three shots show initial concept, process of cutting the words, final piece in a floating frame.
Edit to add the words:
"When the volcano's shape darkens
from haze to shadow to obsidian &
pumice beach, I am more relieved
than I'd expected. The absoluteness
of its presence. The blackness &
sulpher & spit. The utter lack of