The Bee – georgialowpapercuts

Why did you pick this picture?

I chose this picture as I think it shows off my particular style. Even though I have tried experimenting with other styles multiple times, I always fall back to flowers and nature themes! It just comes naturally to me and they tend to be my most popular pieces.

Where did the idea come from?

I was trying to make a mind map of new papercut design ideas but I was really struggling at the time. So I asked my boyfriend if he had any thoughts, and he was the one that suggested I should do a bee! I knew that I would make the bee the main focus of the piece and so I just needed to decide on the surroundings. Flowers were the first thing that came to me, so I went with it. 

What does this art mean to you?

This particular papercut probably means the most to me out of all of the pieces I’ve ever made. It took a full day to draw by hand and another 4 days to cut with my scalpel. It was my first detailed floral papercut and I remember feeling extremely proud when I finished it. It was also my first piece to be shared on numerous interior design Instagram accounts, which in turn gained me some recognition. Even though I no longer own this piece, I kept a print of it to remind me how far I’ve come. 

What can you tell us about yourself?

I’m 23 years old and live in a little village in North Wales with my boyfriend of 5 years and our cockapoo Millie. 

Passion for art runs throughout my family and I always loved to draw and (attempt to) paint when I was younger. However, I never even considered it as a career for me and decided to go to university to study TV and Radio. Needless to say that didn’t work out, and after a few months I left and started drawing and designing again.

I am also extremely family orientated, I definitely couldn’t have done anything without the support of my parents. They’ve always taught me to follow my dreams and are always there when I need their help. 

What more can you tell us about your art?

I am an entirely self taught artist and all of my papercuts are drawn freehand and cut by hand with a scalpel. It’s very time consuming but I love the fact that all of my pieces are entirely unique. I could probably use a laser cutter, it would definitely be quicker and more accurate – but where would be the fun in that?! 

Most of the inspiration for my art comes from my surroundings; living in the countryside has given me more appreciation of the wildlife and nature around me. I also love creating little paper towns and cities, there’s just something therapeutic about cutting tiny roof tiles and windows! 

To see more of georgialowpapercuts’s work please follow the link below to see their instgram page 

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