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A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. This collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. Each delicate origami butterfly is formed from translucent paper, which allows light to pass through from every angle.
From March 8th to the 24th in the Western part of Australia, Cottesloe Beach will have a long stretch of the beach transformed into a sculpture park called Sculpture by the Sea. Among them is an installation of exactly 1,697 handmade paper boats. These boats were not just hand folded, but also dipped in paraffin wax, which helps give their rich blue coloring.
Jun Mitani is a professor of computer science at the University of Tsukuba who has an incredible knack for paper folding. With the help of algorithms and computer software that he’s developed, he is able to create these 3D origami pieces. Check out the many different folds and shapes he has come up with below.
Martin Hunt is a Math graduate and software engineer currently living in London, who made these awesome origami pieces modeled after Star Wars.
Just in time for Halloween, horror-film enthusiast Marc Hagan-Guirey has made these papercut versions of famous haunted houses, in a series he calls Horrorgami. He’s already created four houses from horror films and T.V. shows: The Shining, The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, and The Addams Family. He plans to make 13 houses total and display them in an exhibition in London. This specific technique is called kirigami, where the piece is both cut and folded to make the desired piece.
“As in my previous self-referential works, my intention here is to create a piece where the image cannot be separated from its referent, thus creating a visual link between past and present. This concept naturally led me towards origami because of the reversible character of its folding process: each can be unfolded back to its initial two-dimensional square, and in so doing retain the physical marks of its creases.” — Marc Fichou Continue reading
Mademoiselle Maurice is an artist based out of France whose work is reflected through that of lace, photography, painting, embroidery and origami, shown here. She creates her pieces at first sight with a deep sensitivity and connection to the events encountered in her daily life.
“Rainbow” is the latest installation of Mademoiselle Maurice, which covers the streets of Paris with bursts of color. The rainbow consists of thousands of colorful origami paper that is folded, then glued to portray these lovely sculptural prismic shapes. This makes me want something like this in my room! Be sure to check out the beautiful video below.
Reared by origami tradition, paper artist Joel Cooper creates these elaborately detailed tessellated masks out of a single sheet of paper! These masks are dyed, stained and then treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make them more durable. Joel folds all of these masks himself, they are one-of-a-kind and some can be purchased on Etsy.
Folding for Peace is a garden in Nagasaki, Japan where all the plants that compose the garden are folded out of white paper. Realized by Swiss Landscape Architect Anouk Vogel the piece was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup and awarded the Silver Medal and Judges’ Special Award at the Festival of Flowers and World Peace.
“An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Inspired by this popular belief, the garden Folding For Peace is the physical remain of a wish for world peace.”—Anouk Vogel
“The Spanish street artist Nuria Mora has created colorful origami pieces and placed them on display in public ad spaces in Tirso de Molina square, downtown Madrid. Inserting her 3D paper sculptures into billboards in the bustling city center, they can be enjoyed by shoppers and passers-by, as they are viewable from both sides and lit up at night.” — PSFK