Origami (折り紙), from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. Origami folders often use the Japanese word kirigami to refer to designs which use cuts, although cutting is more characteristic of Chinese paper-crafts
Internationally recognized since the 1950's, Mr. Yoshizawa was credited Origami with elevating a children's pastime into a serious form of figurative art. He was known both for his innovative folding techniques and for devising a notation system that made origami instructions universally accessible. Usually inspired by the natural world, his work was praised for its simple, elegant lines and striking animacy.
In his hands and many practitioners/artists today, flat sheets sprang to life as the birds of the air, the fish or other oceanic fauna of the sea or underwater and the flora and fauna of the earth.
Extending what that is Origami originated with all the story behind this paper craft/sculpture in leniency with natural world, I chose Origami as blank canvas to create the work of art to highlight the meticulous colourful creation distinguished with self made pattern design as ultimately Contemporary Artwork.
Every piece is a mélange of my deft hand for artistic expression and appreciation for beauties—elevating each into an objet d’art.
For me, the bond with nature is a force instinct, which hopefully will raise awareness about our magnificent natural world and our need to honour, protect and preserve it.
“Nature is impersonal, awe-inspiring, elegant, eternal. It's geometrically perfect. It's tiny and gigantic. You can travel far to be in a beautiful natural setting”
I was driven by an intuition to create new breeze of art that melds the breathtaking splendor of Indonesian culture with forward-thinking design. At the same time, avant-garde design luminaries, such as Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, constantly inspire me in the process of creating advanced 3D origami art.