When did you make your first work?
As a child, actually. I was about ten years old, and my mother bought me some coloured paper and a pair of scissors, so I cut out a human figure. But I made a career decision in 2007, when I completed a course of paper design and made my first personal exhibition showing 23 miniature sculptures.
Why did you choose paper?
I love the feeling of creative liberty that a blank sheet of paper offers. It is a symbol of perfection and eternity. I started with a very precision-oriented, mathematical approach, using compass and ruler, but at some stage I just relaxed and let go. Now I just go with the flow!
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What sparked your interest in ethnic wedding outfits?
An ethnic wedding outfit carries in itself the DNA of the entire culture and history of a country in a fascinating form. It tells you not only a story of a family but a story of a nation. And these stories are so rich in detail!
What tools and materials do you use?
I only use a scalpel, which feels like an extension of my hand. I thrive in that freedom, but it took me time to tame the paper. I began with ordinary paper but now use synthetic paper, which sustains rain and heat, and it really feels like anything is possible.