“Phoenix Garden”, paper cut art by Dana Shek, a British artist based in Hong Kong. I have an impression of a phoenix garden which gradually takes shape and form as I start to cut paper. The act of paper cutting, for me, has a meditative quality so my way of working tends to be organic. I’ll have an idea for the overall composition but each cut is decided at that precise moment. For the final touch, I added paper feathers to create more depth and shadow in the overall artwork. Paper seems to be a very basic material but it is incredibly versatile which is why I love to use it for my paper cut art.