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Pam Pauling

    I create colourful pieces of work using an eclectic mix of materials including fabrics, vintage maps, postcards and other recycled items that people may ordinarily throw away. Whether I am creating a piece of artwork or recycled brooch, every little scrap or corner of postage stamp, fabric, ribbon or paper is kept for a project, nothing is wasted. Once selected, each piece is carefully and painstakingly positioned to create intricate and delicate artworks.

    My work is characterised by small bursts of bright colours, clean lines and crisp neutral backgrounds. My love of repetition, order and symmetry is highlighted in my signature Travelling Butterfly pieces where every butterfly and piece of raw silk is hand cut. These pieces, which at first glance, appear to the viewer as one single piece per butterfly, are actually made up of hundreds of different postage stamps.