INTRICATE PLEATINGS BY POLLY VERITY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Edinburgh-based sculptor Polly Verity interlocks domes, orbs, and other curved structures by strategically folding large sheets of paper and polypropylene. The result of these intricate manipulations is landscapes of patterns that seem to rise effortlessly from their 2D material. Her works tesselate from one shape to the other, repeating both hard-edged and curved shapes throughout the folded sculptures.

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RAINBOW ORIGAMI BY MADEMOISELLE MAURICE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Arranged both haphazardly and in detailed arrangements, Paris- based artist Mademoiselle Maurice adheres thousands of brightly colored origami works to unexpected places, decorating everything from the ceilings of national art museums to the worn sides of ancient buildings. Using paper and thread, she loves to shape these natural materials in a complex manner.

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Alma Haser’s Cosmic Surgery

Using models’ faces to reshape an origami out of the original portraits, artist Alma Haser creates the following images.

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These cubist-like images are created by printing multiple copies of her subject’s face, making them into origami, and then shooting the original photograph with the origami placed on top.

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 ” There is something quite alien about the manipulated faces, as if they belong to some futuristic next generation.” – Alma Haser

For more info and photos visit www.haser.org/Cosmic-Surgery