My main objective for this piece was to create beauty out of paper. The red rose symbolizes the "love" that one may have for another. Love can be a beautiful thing. The string of pearls in this piece are strung tight together, showing their bond is strong. The placement of the pearls is very delicate and flows from one side to the other.
Some might say the pearls seem to be hung on the neck of a woman. The rose may represent her heart, delicate and fragile but also bold and beautiful. And the strength in the string of pearls could be the bond between the man and woman, wrapped tight around the woman's heart to keep it from falling apart.