My current series of paper collage works combine an irrepressible desire to make, with an ardent love of nature. Having worked with a wide array of materials over the years, from wood and clay to plastics and metal, paper is the material I keep coming back to. The process of making these intricate pieces is long, as is the process of transforming them into digital illustrations. However, it is the process that excites me the most and propels me on. Each square is made to be a mini artwork with its own individuality, composed with no influence from the surrounding squares. When finally put together the resulting image has both figurative and abstract elements. The subjects of this series are all from the animal world and depict some of the world’s creatures in all their spectacular and diverse glory.