As a lifelong artist I have experimented with many mediums over the years, but found myself drawn to paper-cutting after traveling through Oaxaca, Mexico. Vibrant scenes of black-and-white stenciled wall art and hanging paper-cuts sparked inspiration and an interest to begin mastering this culturally-rich and ancient art form whose roots go back to 4th century China. All of my pieces are cut by hand using an Xacto knife. Framing can involve floating the paper-cut between two pieces of glass or mounting it directly to a matboard with colored paper added in for background. I am an active member of the American Guild of Papercutters.