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“Sigit” has been hand-cut with a scalpel from 8 sheets of paper which is then layered to give the artwork depth and texture . Sarah says: “Sigit, the Silvery Gibbon, has a look of sadness in his eyes, which I feel you get drawn to instantly. With there being less than 2,500 left in the wild it’s clear why he has that look.”
Sarah Lake discovered papercutting 10 years ago and quickly found a love for it. She has spent years making and donating artwork to various charities such as The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, helping to raise much-needed funds. Each piece is cut by hand with a scalpel, using 6-9 sheets of paper. These are then glued down to give the artwork its depth. Each piece can take between 7-21 days to make, depending on size and detail. They are made using a photograph usually taken by Sarah.