It’s Origami Time, Tonight!
By Ilija Sekulovski
Welcome to the wonderfully artistic and symmetrical world of origami. From ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper", it is the art of paper folding, often associated with Japanese culture.
Best known for making Pop – Up comic books, Sam Ita was asked by emerging Italian publisher, Nui Nui, to create a series of origami books, beginning with paper planes.
After much initial struggle, he was able to come up with unique, yet easy to fold designs. His method relies on clear, intuitive diagrams, and colorful, printed crease patterns. Tuttle Publishing acquired US rights to the book, and released it in the beginning of 2016 as “Next Generation Paper Airplanes Kit.”
Continuing the series, he collaborated with 2 other young, innovative origamists; Jewelry and Fashion designer Adrienne Sack; and Dragon Aficionado and Champion Pumpkin Carver, Paul Frasco. Their subsequent titles are “Fashionable Paper Hats”, and “Flying Dragons fire–breathing paper aircraft,” respectively. These books will hopefully be available in the US, as well.
Join RESOBOX for the opening reception party for the new exhibition, "Origami in action: A New Approach to Applied Origami".
The three talented origami artists behind the show are:
Sam Ita – is the creator of over twenty titles. They include Pop-Up books, Origami, Paper planes, and Papercraft. Borrowing from, and combining these disciplines, he has applied his craft to publishing, advertising, animation, display, and toy design. He lives, works, and teaches paper engineering in New York City.
Adrienne Sack – discovered origami at the age of six when she found an origami book on her mother’s bookshelf. Her life-long interests in origami, geometry, and fashion led her to become a shoe and accessories designer. When she isn’t folding paper, she enjoys applying origami concepts to create jewelry and accessories out of different materials such as wood, leather, and acrylic. She lives in Brooklyn with her Texan cat.
Paul Frasco – is a designer, artist and sculptor. Paul’s work has been featured in public spaces, museums and galleries around the country. Works have ranged in size and complexity, from featured models used in the decoration of the Museum of Natural History’s Holiday tree to large scale demonstrations of over-sized folding.
This is a great event to learn more about Japanese culture as well as a way to gain artistic inspiration.
Admission is FREE, so why not spend your Friday night with artwork.
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