The art of papercutting involves the artist cutting a whole painting from a single piece of paper resulting in a painstakingly intricate and fragile piece of art.
My interest in art began in my teenage years, when I started creating pieces of art doing pen and ink work. Mostly interested in creating landscapes and capturing and preserving the beauty of our world in my work at the time. Throughout my journey around the world, I have experienced and worked with artists of different skills, mindsets, and point of views which have given me a very diverse viewpoint and opinions which I then try to depict in my artwork.
My work represents peace, love, humanity and humility. Love is represented in many forms; whether it’s the love of a mother for her child, or the love between two partners or the love of god for his creations, Love is a recurring theme. Throughout my journey, I have seen and experienced different religions and cultures and hope to represent the common ground which is Love and Peace between those cultures in my artwork to play my part in the effort unite humanity.
My artwork, created using knives, is created very tastefully ensuring the highest quality and excellence of design. The process of papercutting is subtractive and therefore I have to think a few steps ahead. Even with planning, the work that is unveiled after cutting away the background or cutting out the design is a delightful and awe-inspiring surprise. The patience required for this kind of artwork is phenomenal and is something not everyone has. The simplicity, flexibility and the strength of paper allows me to transform the material into beautiful two dimensional art forms with a range of expression and that is when the craft of building and forming merges with the expression of ideas and beliefs.