When did you approach paper sculpting?
When I left the theatre industry, after my son was born. I realised I was missing the all-absorbing process of working to a brief. This creative journey is where I thrive, and using the medium of paper to go on this journey was instinctive.
How did you actually start?
I set myself the task of creating miniature artworks during my son’s sporadic nap time. Now my business has grown to a full time job, creating unique artworks for high-end jewellers' window displays, book covers, commercial advertising, and personal commissioned artworks.
How would you define your work?
I was once described as a 2.5-dimensional paper artist. Not quite 2D but not 3D, and I truly relate to this description. Creating these artworks either in a box frame or in a cloche means that I can create wonderful depth of field. I can light them from within and cast beautiful shadows.
What do you love most about your craft?
What I love most is that I am presented with a new challenge with every job. I really don’t enjoy creating the same thing twice, there isn’t enough to learn from doing exactly the same creative journey time and again, so I try to avoid this as much as possible.