Using a combination of artistic methods, I create vibrant botanical three-dimensional works. I colour yupo paper for the base of my work using alcohol ink - here I revel in the opportunity to play with colours, shades, textures and movement. Once I have a concept for a piece, I lay the base by making a rough collage out of the inked paper to create the primary image. Next, I paper quill, a technique of bending, folding and manipulating paper, to transform the work into its completed composition. The quilling process is a highly intuitive process for me, as my finished works are usually quite different than I originally planned or envisioned.
I enjoy playing with colour and blurring the lines between abstract and figurative art. My earliest memories of viewing art as a child are of being told to back up, view each piece from a distance, and to take it in as a whole. But, for those like myself who enjoy getting lost in the small details, I encourage the contrary. Take a step closer, enjoy each carefully placed piece of paper, each playfully inked layer, to discover your own source of joy from the delicate maze within subject.
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