A cutting board is present in nearly every home. It is quite indispensable and personal and yet it is treated so violently. The board is covered with marks and embedded with stories never to be known. The traditional printing process makes it possible to distill an essential feature of the cutting-board and to print it directly into paper. Registered marks present a trace of history tied to owners of the board, to their heart and home or to the house it was kept in. The “Cut” was installed as part of the “In between” exhibition at the Edinburgh College of Art Sculpture Court in March 2009. The complementary part of the installation was Sylvia Plath’s poem also entitled “Cut”.