The Sunday Paper #92
Paper of the Week: Origami Paper
I’m guessing that you’ve heard about (or perhaps even participated in) the adult coloring book craze. Now it seems that origami might take its place (or join in). I’ve dabbled in origami over the years and love to discover printed origami papers (I found the papers pictured here in a shop in Korea a few years ago with two full aisles dedicated to printed origami papers in a variety of sizes). I know there are folders who use all sorts of other papers for origami too.
What papers have you used for origami, and I wonder if there are any artists out there who have done origami with shaped papers?
In the Studio:
Speaking of origami and shaped papers, I used the turkish map fold for my recent watermarked print called Love in a Maze. This is part of my new book Vertices, which will be on view at the University of Washington later this spring.
Get your wig on! These paper wigs by Asya Kozina are fantastic, as are the photos of the subjects wearing them.
Since we’re on the topic of origami today, check out Aljoud Lootah’s Oru furniture collection, which started out as tiny paper models.
My friend Mindell Dubansky has a new book out about Blooks (objects that look like books) out! Her exhibition at the Grolier Club in NYC and is receiving lots of press this week: The New York Times, In the Papers, and The Guardian to name a few. Mindy was on the board of Dieu Donné Papermill when I worked there in the early 90’s. She worked (and still works) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and led a fantastic tour for our members through the museum showing off artifacts made with paper. I remember seeing a papyrus plant growing in the museum and a suit of armor made from paper. I’m going to order a copy of her book now, and you can too, right here.
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