Inspired by the work she saw of a paper cut artist in London (Rob Ryan), at a time in her life when she was seeking a creative outlet, Carindale’s Georgia Joubert started exploring the art of paper cutting.
And now, putting scalpel to paper is a major part of her life.
Georgia’s working on the creation of beautiful and imaginative works on a daily basis via her Cut Our Own Path venture.
“It’s gone from an interest to a passion,” Georgia says.
“I like the process of cutting. It’s therapeutic, meditative really.”
Originally from England, Georgia says she hasn’t seen many paper cut pieces or paper cut artists in Australia. She credits her parents with taking her to many big art exhibitions in London as a child which she believes contributed to her keen eye for the aesthetics.
Georgia’s works cover a huge range of subjects. She says she’s continually coming up with far too many ideas for the time she has available to her, in between work and family roles. While she loves tackling any theme or subject, hearts and hands feature regularly in her work.
This show, which I’m very excited to be coordinating and promoting (there’s my disclaimer!), showcases art inspired by the natural environment and sustainability. It’s being held on Saturday 21st February (opening at 6pm, viewing from 5pm).
Georgia already has a connection to B4C (Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee), having volunteered at one of their tree planting days at the Carindale Recreation Reserve with other locals a few years ago. She’s walked past the trees since and enjoys seeing how they are growing.
With a lack of arts events in the region, Georgia says she’s really looking forward to exhibiting locally and that it’s also important to her that her children be exposed to more creativity and environmental messages.
You can find out more about Georgia’s work via her website, Cut Our Own Path.
And details about the show she’s exhibiting at on Saturday 7th March is on the “In Their Hands” Art Show page.