Modular origami is a paperfolding technique that uses multiple sheets of paper to create a larger and more complex structure than would not be possible using single-piece origami techniques. Each indvidual sheet is folded, and modules are assembled into a three-dimensional structure.
It takes 20 individual folded modules to create one of my pieces. I use heavy archival cardstock and each "center" has a beautiful bead that adds to the support of the structure. It takes about 3 days to make one piece.
Image 1–3 A sample of the pieces that will be for sale at the 17th Annual Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Image 2. My origami for sale at the Last Minute Market, a one-day curated, marketplace of modern art and craft. Held at the Screw Factory in Cleveland.
Image 4. From: Morganites: Fiber in Flux. A special exhibit at Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio showcasing the artists of the Morgan Conservatory. Tom Balbo, the curator, approached me to make my origami out of Morgan paper. Both the red and green paper are made in Thailand from banana leaves.
Image 5. One of several pieces in Gretchen Gaede Gallery in Chautauqua, New York in 2014.
Admission is $2 and all entrance fees are donated to United Way of Northern Arizona.
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