Using her scalpel to carve out motives in paper, making the empty space work as a backdrop, the work of the 26-year-old artist Georgia Low has mesmerized many. Not only is it technically impressive in all its fine detail, but also conveys messages that have proved to resonate with a lot of people. The inspiration often comes from the welsh nature outside of Georgia’s house in the village Henllan and her interest in climate change with many of her artwork depicts animals together with a call for action. Currently, she’s working on a piece where an orangutan hangs from the last tree of a devastated forest. To get a clear view when she works, Georgia wears goggles with an attached light while carefully carving along lines sketched on white paper, preferably with a thickness between 135-160 gsm.
– I look quite funny in my goggles, but they’re really useful now when I’m doing miniature pieces. Since I started doing this, I’ve come to appreciate paper as a material, the feeling of it, and next to my bed I have a book with paper samples that I sometimes just look at. I’ve come to learn that I like when it’s a bit textured, since it gives the final piece more character, Georgia says.