Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)

Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)

Born in Poland, but later a transplant into London 13 years ago to pursue his passion of art and music, Airborne Mark is a graffiti artist by day, a rapper by night. His street art is truly unique because he incorporates origami as the underlying theme in both his art and his music. As you can see from the video, he starts with a folded origami piece, in this instance from the classic Hayao Miyazaki film, My Neighbor Totoro, and then begins the process of redefining that piece on his new canvas… the streets of London. I love that he is able to reimagine the original origami piece, while also still incorporating all of the shading and tonality of the folds and creases as he paints.

“At times I find it much easier to take to the pen to express certain ideas and emotions. Then other times, they simply fit better encapsulated in pictures rather than words.” – Airborne Mark

Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)

He has been painting for almost 20 years now. A little more background on his name, one of his last graffiti names was Pilot, as his dad was a pilot for gliders. He started painting his own character – a pilot. Then pilot, started holding paper planes which turned to origami cranes. So it became a natural progression of folding paper as well as continuation of the flying theme.

Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)

“My music name has always been Airborne Mark, and since street art is all my life, and it’s the major subject matter in my songs, eventually I dropped the name Pilot and started working under the moniker Airborne Mark altogether ( derivative of my Pilot name, and my first name Mark).” – Airborne Mark

Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)

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Images via Airborne Mark

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