Once a piece of paper is cut, it is cut. I can choose to proceed and let go of my expectations, or I can choose to be frustrated. The choice to love and remain optimistic in the papercutting process reflects the way I choose to be in life. I invite the light in, while preserving the integrity and structure that the darkness brings to the story or shape. I open my heart to share these ideas with you in dialogue and in my papercuts. It is my hope that my work inspires you to consider the relationship of the positive and negative, and the choices one has to create light from darkness.