"I am 24 years old, I live in New Mills and I am a paper artist. I discovered paper cutting during my art foundation diploma and have recently started creating with dedication, both taking commissions and creating my own work. I love the meticulous process and transformative nature of the craft - an everyday material is transformed into something beautiful and valued. The design is created by what is removed, it plays with the interpretation of positive and negative space and creates a new relationship between the two. The piece is a puzzle that grows from the paper. I find that the hours of methodical cutting become part of my devotion to the design and the act of creating. I am inspired by nature and traditional folk art and stories. I have my own particular style but I am expanding my repertoire and working with new styles and forms."