(NB: This page does not show my conventional origami models -- animals, toys, etc. If you wish to see them, please click here).
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In the mid 1980's, dissatisfied with the origami world's twin obsessions of complexity and literal representation, I began to experiment widely with technical and philosophical alternatives to folding paper as a model making activity. I wanted to make people ask 'why?' rather than 'how?', and to make objects that were aesthetically pleasing, not just clever.
I came to regard these objects not as origami, but as folded paper sculptures. This differentiation may seem pedantic, but it separates my work from the model making craft traditions of origami and places it within the critical traditions of Western fine art sculpture.
Since the mid '80's I have worked in several different genres of folded paper sculpture, often simultaneously. Please click on the thumbnails below to visit galleries of similar images.