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A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise-Julie’s Sculptures and 3D Paintings

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise Julies Sculptures and 3D Paintings sculpture paper origami Africa

New York-based artist Paul Louise-Julie has spent the last 7 years researching African civilizations and art, including a year-long journey to West Africa and the Sahara Desert. These sculptures (and 3D paintings) are part of a resulting body of work Louise-Julie created in response to his discoveries and experiences there. The pieces represent a successful collision of artistic methods and themes from multiple cultures, blending ideas from Western contemporary art, traditional African methods, and even Japanese-influenced origami and paper craft. The artworks you see here are among his first sculptures. Louise-Julie is also working on a companion graphic novel that will be released gradually starting later this year.

You can see more of his work over on Behance and Facebook. (via Feather of Me, Cross Connect)

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Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Ronald Koh / Folded by Ng Boon Choon

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Joel Cooper

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Bernie Peyton

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Linda Smith

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Evan Zodl

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Tran Trung Hieu

A huge exhibition of 80 contemporary origami artists featuring 120 paper creations is planned to take place this summer at Cooper Union in New York. Cooper Union was the site of the first origami exhibition in the United States 55 years ago. Titled Surface to Structure , the event is curated by Uyen Nguyen who is seeking funding on Indiegogo to help transport the numerous fragile artworks across the globe from 5 different continents. There’s all kinds of fancy origami perks if you’re interested. Donated. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life-sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Following a successful campaign on Indiegogo which raised nearly $26,000, artist Sipho Mabona followed through on his promise to fold a life-sized elephant from a single giant sheet of paper. The piece stands over 10 feet tall (3 meters) and took a team of nearly a dozen people over four weeks to fold. The final sculpture is on view at KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland. Photos by Philipp Schmidli. (via My Modern Met)

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New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

In forms that seem inspired by cast bronze or pewter sculptures, but with incredible geometric textures, these folded masks are made entirely from single sheets of paper by origami artist Joel Cooper (previously). As if making the shape of a face from paper wasn’t already difficult enough, Cooper uses a method of folding called tessellation where an elaborate grid is first folded into a hexagon-shaped piece of paper, a process he goes into great detail in this blog post. You can see (and purchase) more of his work over on Zibbit and Etsy.

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Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) sheet of paper at the Art Museum in Beromünster, Switzerland. Titled White Elephant, the artist is currently raising funds for the endeavor through Indiegogo so he can fund the production of paper and hopefully film the project in a timelapse video similar to the animation above. Mabona is offering a number of rewards such as origami instructions and original folded pieces including his famous koi and swallows.

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Learn more about White Elephant over on Indiegogo.

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A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

This accomplished king cobra designed by Ronald Koh was recently folded by orgiami artist Matthieu Georger from a single piece of specially treated tissue paper. The detail is amazing, especially the hundreds and hunreds of scales that individually require multiple folds to create. The artist also folds a wide range of other exotic animals, mythological beasts, and insects worthy of a quick look.

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New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

French artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) has two fun new pieces up this month as part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France. Requiring over 30,000 folded components, the artist relied on help from school children and people living in nearby “leisure centers” to help complete all of the pieces in time for installation. Hundreds of additional volunteers were on-hand to help cover a stairwell leading to Montée St-Maurice which was completed on May 31st. See many more photos here.

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