Roses symbolize love and beauty. That is what each piece within the ongoing “Roses without Thorns” series is all about! Roses Without Thorns is a Toronto based craft business that is specialized in Paper Crafts. The Owner/Artist, Link Tong, graduated from Algonquin College (Ottawa) as a Floral Designer in 2008 and has been working as a freelance artist since then. With the help of his family & friends, Link started Roses Without Thorns – a professional craft business, which was always his teenage dream – in 2014. Kirigami (Art of Paper Cutting) is an ancient Japanese art that is very popular in Asia among other forms of Paper Crafts (such as Origami, Paper Quilting…). “Roses without Thorns” is a series of artworks that Link started in 2005 using his handmade paper roses as a medium. Each rose is intricately shaped with colored crepe paper, glued together forming various designs and then finished with clear acrylic paint to make them strong and long lasting. Many of his works have been donated and displayed in public places such as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Alta Vista Public Library, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.