Origami

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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My entry is entitled "Origami". This work consists of 99 sheets of 9"x9" colorful origami paper that, when creased by hand and lit from the side by a single light fixture, will reveal in shadow the facial profiles of 99 citizens of Grand Rapids. "Origami" for me symbolizes the essence we all share. It is a simple square piece of paper and with it one can come up with an infinite number of shapes. We may all look different, live different and sometimes it feels impossible to relate to one another. However, once unfolded, we share a common shape, a common source.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2
  • Medium: Light & Shadow Sculpture
  • Width: 25'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 10'

Venue & Connection Information

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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