Why the picture?
I chose this picture because it represents where it all began!
Where did the idea come from?
I have always been fascinated by bugs and entomology, ever since I was a child and have often looked to nature for inspiration. I had a room in my house which I desperately wanted to decorate with a bug theme but couldn’t afford to start a real entomology collection so set about trying to recreate my favourite specimens in paper.
Why does this picture mean so much to you?
To me, this picture shows the end result of hours of experimentation and reminds me how important this process is to me. It also reminds me of being a child and helps to feed the curiosity that keeps me being creative.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I grew up in the city of Bristol in the UK but was always fascinated by the natural world and loved trips to the countryside or to the Museum where I could sit and stare at all the taxidermy and entomology exhibits. I’ve always enjoyed collecting things that I’ve discovered when out and about, hiding them in boxes tins and arranging them which I think is something that comes through in my work. I now live in the Welsh boarders, at the top of valley where I am completely surrounded by the nature that inspires me!
What more can you tell us about your art?
I studied Graphic Design at university, focusing on print and book making, which led me to develop a wonderful knowledge of paper. When I moved from creating 2D work to 3D it just seemed like a natural progression to continue using paper. For me my work can be very nostalgic, taking me back to my childhood and the curiosity that fuelled my creativity. I use reycled paper and materials as they reflect
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