In it we can see how a caterpillar, capable of destroying one plant with an enormous appetite, can change into a beautiful butterfly that helps pollinate many plants that are miles apart. Pollinators such as butterflies are a very important part of nature and the food chain that feeds us. Emerging Peace. Folding Planes Kevin Box This sculpture tells the story of a piece of paper dreaming of flying. It begins at the base with a blank page and proceeds up through the seven simple folds to make a paper airplane. At the top of the sculpture the airplane takes flight.
Each fold represents a choice or action that transforms dreams into reality. Folding Planes. The nest is made from cast bronze olive branches found on this property. Olive branches are a Greek symbol of compromise, a necessary part of making a happy home together. Double Happiness. Stone Paper Scissors Kevin Box Rock Paper Scissors is a game of chance, a way of making decisions or resolving conflicts for not-so-serious matters. This sculpture celebrates this childhood game with a real 2, lb. Stone Paper Scissors.
Spirit House Jennifer and Kevin Box Inspired by the process of building a home and studio together, the Box's incorporated olive branches cast in bronze from trees on this property. Olive branches are a Greek symbol of peace and compromise. Creating a happy home requires compromise between couples, roommates or friends. Who Saw Who. Hero's Horse Kevin Box and Robert Lang Mediterranean legends tell of a winged, white horse, sent from above to help a hero on his journey to save the world.
Alter overcoming impossible odds, the Pegasus returned to the sky, transforming into the stars. Hero's Horse. LaFosse Squirrel This sculpture is inspired by the collaboration between squirrels, who enjoy the shelter and food that trees provide and trees, who benefit from squirrels when they bury some of the acorns giving them a chance to grow.
Seed Sower. King of the Cairn Not an actual sculpture, just good timing upon arrival to catch this lizard morning sun-bathing atop this rock cairn. Perhaps it can be an inspirational piece? Oribotics was developed during a residency at the Latrobe Regional Gallery and uses Origami, Lego, and custom hardware.
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David Moell David Moell Biography I became interested in origami about 10 years ago when I was given a book as a gift and started designing my own models about 5 years ago. Mostly I like models that are not too long winded to fold but represent the subject in a natural and unforced way. Folding came about from inspiration from some close friends who motivated me into the craft. Since then, the obsession has really absorbed my leisure and invoked some sense of satisfaction towards my daily life.
Origami is fun! Let's make it that way! I have no names for my first books but these were mostly not authored children's folding books. It was not until that I purchased my first origami book authored by Paulo Mulathino plainly entitled 'Origami'. My area of interest is currently oriented towards dual subject models, vehicles and objects. On a technical approach I try to incorporate several techniques, mainly including colour-changes, appendage mining, off-setting and segment isolation in my models. Basically I try to realise any idea that comes into mind, into a practical model.
Throughout the years inspiration came from several folders noting their innovation implemented towards their designs, Marc Kirschenbaum colour-changing , David Brill artistic cum mechanical folding ,and Steven Casey simplicity and efficiency. I am heavily influenced by their work and try to 'steal' techniques to implement towards my creativity.
Henri Matisse once said 'good artists borrow, great artists steal'. Brenda Saunders Brenda Saunders Biography In at the age of 12 and before my favourite show 'Dr Who', there was a ten minute segment on paper folding demonstrated by a kindly and patient person known as Robert Harbin. At the start of the segment he would encourage his viewers to have a square piece of paper ready, I was one of these enthusiastic viewers folding each fold as he did; sometimes becoming hopelessly lost.
Every Sunday at the same time, I had my piece of paper ready - I was hooked for life! Folding spanish boxes from memory, my mum and sister filled them with sweets; these were sold at the local church fete and were a big hit. My mother wrote to my aunt in London, who sent me Robert Harbin's first two books Origami 1 and 2.
Since that time folding had been spasmodic, but I managed to collect the books on the subject over the years and found some Origami paper. Due to the fact that there was no one I knew who had the interest nor could I get anyone to be interested enough, it was rather a lonely pursuit and resigned myself as an 'eccentric'.
In the early s I wrote to various organisations around the world for information. I joined the Nippon Origami Association and received their magazines and gained an Elementary Instructors certificate from them. Whilst I was at University in a Double Degree course, I used Origami to create an alphabet book, featuring various animals for each letter, for children with wooden covers.
Later I was to find and join the Melbourne Origami Group by chance at a paper show - a fusion of like-minds, I've never looked back. Apart from regular meetings in Melbourne, we demonstrate folding at various festivals, places and schools when requested. My folding experience started just over 17 years ago when my grandfather taught me several simple models including the lovers knot.
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Shortly after this we had the chance to fold at school, realising I was able to understand the diagrams, I was inspired to learn more and began hunting for books in second hand shops and still continue this today. When starting university I needed something to fill my time in some of the less interesting classes, once again origami came to my rescue. Towards the end of my studies the use of the internet and the' origami mailing list became a valuable resource.
With the help of the origami mailing list I was able to contact Martin Liu, giving us the chance to form Melbourne Origami, which has been meeting for the last 6 years. As part of the promotion for our group we attended the Melbourne Paper Arts festival which has given me several opportunities including consulting on several advertising campaigns and writing a book on teabag folding. Most recently I have attended several international conventions thanks to Martins stimulating tales. Teaching at the South Eastern Origami Festival and seeing the work from great artists has inspired me to use new techniques such as wet folding and back coating.
I frequently contribute to www. And my personal home page is www. I was the artist liaison for the first Australian convention which gave me the opportunity to work with Australia's leading origami artists. Clare Chamberlain Clare Chamberlain Biography I'm Clare Chamberlain, and am a veteran of folding as I attended Japanese kindergarten, and haven't stopped folding since. Yes, I'm very tired!
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I spend my early childhood in Japan, then moved to England when I was A couple of years later, my Dad, who used to fold quite a bit with me, saw an ad for a British Origami Society Exhibition in Birmingham, where we lived. I attended, and joined up on the spot. Even in those days, I was drawn to simple origami, such as Takahama's yacht, and still love minimalist origami, and using my folds to make cards.
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This love of simplicity was quite difficult to maintain in those heady days in the early s when origami was all about making more and more complex models. Since graduating, I have lived variously in Japan and Australia, where my love for origami ahs grown, as has my collection of origami books. With Steven Casey and a few others, we started a portfolio of origami that was mailed around Australia in around , but I didn't really get anything off the ground until I started Perth Origami group 3 years ago.
The timing for this was largely influenced by the growth of email, including support from Joseph Wu's Origami Digest, and my daughter being old enough to be interested in origami herself. It has been great to see origami spread throughout Australia, and to think that I have played a small role in this.
I still love teaching and sharing origami, and promoting its use in other crafts and schools. I particularly enjoy modular folding, and making cards, combining this with other paper crafts. I can be contacted on perthorigami hotmail. The pursuit of papers, books and the need to know all about origami here and around the world is always on my mind. To promote origami throughout Australia is an aim I subscribe to. To be part of Folding Australia is something that realizes a dream that origami been presented in Australia with local and international origami artists.
Martin Liu Martin Liu Biography The pursuit of papers, books and the need to know all about origami here and around the world is always on my mind. He currently works in the paper medium, specializing in an area of paper folding known as 'Origami'. Japanese in origin it is now widely practiced throughout the world and presents the artist with the challenge of extracting the desired shape from the paper by only folding the paper. There is no cutting, gluing, stapling, taping or any other connecting method used in the work, some of which has in excess of folds to create the finished shape.
He also offers programs in the art of paper folding, providing quality demonstrations and lessons suitable to a wide range of audiences.
In Jonathan was one of 5 people from around the world invited by Japan's greatest living origami master Akira Yoshizawa to exhibit with him in a Tokyo gallery. He is an accomplished artist in the art of Origami and has sold his work at fine art shows and galleries throughout the United States. Commercial assignments include origami sculptures for print and television, large-scale art pieces for corporations, and special event promotions. In he established the Southeast Origami Festival, a bi-annual event that has now become the biggest of it's kind in the world. He regularly appears at cultural events, recreation centers, libraries, after school programs, demonstrating, teaching and entertaining with this extraordinary art form.
In he was awarded the prestigious "Michael Shall award" by the US National Origami organization for his work in promoting the art form. Now resident in New Zealand he is bringing the fine art of origami to the public through exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and installations using contemporary designs in paper folding. My fascination with origami began with the simple, traditional pieces that I learned as a child.