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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Paper Artistry

Several of my artistic friends create their artwork or work in their journals with cut paper. One, Lauren Stringer, has become quite adept at folding paper (after working on the artwork for Fold Me a Poem). My interest in their work and my basic attempts at trying both led to my eagerness to see the Paper Artistry exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum when I was "home" last weekend. 

I was astonished by the things humans created with single sheets of paper...the human brain (enlarge to see the humorous title of this piece), life-like coral, fairies, fish, incredible insects. Humans have also been investigating the folds necessary to create various things and using the technology to create medical devices and other mechanical items. The moose was folded from a single sheet, and the colorful diagram on the wall behind it is actually the folding pattern of it!

Should this exhibit come your way, take the time to view and appreciate it!


  1. Love to find exhibits like these -- thanks for taking us along!

  2. Oh, Jewel, I love it so!! I will tell my art teacher friend about this as one of her art forms is sculpting in paper!! And I'm just about to order Fold Me a Poem. Thank you. It sounds like you had a wonderful time back "home".