Francene Levinson 
Contemporary Paper Sculptures

Contemporary Paper Sculptures by Artist Francene Levinson transform modular 3d Origami into 
beautiful museum quality fine art.

Plant Life Series

 
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  • NOLA Rising
    by Fran on June 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."NOLA Rising" was inspired by the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans environment in which my son lived, during that difficult time, was the inspiration for this sculpture.The wonderful spirit of a city of grit and grandeur is symbolized by their emblem, the Fleur de Lis. In my sculpture the Lilly( New Orleans) rises from a fertile land, even as the water is spilling out from it. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules,and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3800 triangular double-pocket,double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

  • Tamid
    by Fran on June 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."Tamid" was inspired by the rich floral Florida environment in which I live and from which I draw my sculptural themes.Tamid is Hebrew for "Eternal". The sculpture is modeled after the Ner Tamid, The Eternal Light. A flower at the very top faces heaven. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules,and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 6300 triangular double-pocket,double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

  • Three Sentinals
    by Fran on June 12, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."Three Sentinels" was inspired by the Florida environment in which I live and from which I draw my sculptural themes.When my environment was threatened by the Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe, my thoughts turned to an image of the last three blades of grass in the marsh. Black oil was choking them. Their color was fading. The young shoots had no chance. Three were left clinging to each other as they watched the end.This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules,and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 6300 triangular double-pocket,double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

  • Palm
    by Fran on June 9, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."Palm" is inspired by the Florida environment in which I live, and from which I draw my sculptural themes.This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3800 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

  • Eve's Apple
    by Fran on June 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an plant-life themed series."Eve's Apple" is inspired by the abundant flora and fauna in the Florida environment in which I live.It is named for the first plant of wisdom, the apple. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 2900 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.


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