Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954), French painter and sculptor, considered one of the leading figures in modern art. It was later in his career that Matisse discovered and created some of his most exquisite works by cutting shapes out of paper. He made “drawings with scissors” and scattered papers all around him on the floor, cutting out shapes of colored papers — large, small, curvy, wavy, hearts, squares, zigzags … every imaginable shape. “His scissors curve and circle through the paper, flying like a bird in his hand.” I had the privilege and pleasure to see the largest and extensive exhibit that has ever been assembled of Matisse’s “Cut-Outs” now presented at MoMA and will run until February 8, 2015. You must go and see this extraordinary collection. It will be a memorable experience.