Saturday, November 23, 2013

Origami Exhibit at Oregon Historical Society

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami is a current exhibit at Oregon Historical Society.  Some of the world foremost origami artists' original works are in display, and they are absolutely amazing!

There are creations by origami artists that you may have heard about - Robert Lang, Satoshi Kamiya, Eric Joisel, Michael LaFosse, Tomoko Fuse, and many, many more.  Some of my favorites include a tiny paper crane folded by a needle by Sadako Sasaki (the girl who folded 1,000 paper cranes), the most intricate looking tessellation that is dyed in beautiful gradations of colors by Tomoko Fuse, a wearable star tessellation dress by Linda Tomoko Mihara, a lifelike pangolin with hundreds of scales by Eric Joisel, and a lifelike grasshopper with anatomical details by Brian Chan.  But there are too many more to mention.  From complex modular pieces and tessellations, to lifelike animals and abstract pieces, you will be mind-blown and inspired.

The link to the web page at OHS shows photos of just a few pieces in the exhibit, but there are over 140 amazing works gathered from all over the world.  You'll just have to see them all in your real eyes!

Another exciting part of this exhibit is that OHS is adding a new showcase full of local origami artists from POPS - Portland Origami Paper Shapers, which is a local origami group that meets once a month.  The showcase will be full of very talented artists in the group, including Janessa Munt from Daily Dollar Doodles, and up on sight sometime this month (November).  One of my little shadow box pieces will be there as well!

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami is on exhibit now through January 11, 2014.