'Life in Paper'
Australian Papercut Botanicals
This work is inspired by the iconic Australian botanical environment. Recently our natural environment has been a source of loss, pain and devastation through fire however it has also provided a place of calm, relief, escape, healing and strength through times of pandemic and isolation.
Using paper itself as the primary and often sole medium, the pieces are all hand cut with blades using traditional paper cutting techniques. From something solid it becomes an intricate and seemingly fragile new reality, whereby the physical removal and absence of material gives rise and emergence to a new image from what remains.