Francene Levinson 
Contemporary Paper Sculptures

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

Bird Life Series

 
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  • Raptor
    by Fran on October 6, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    This paper sculpture is on http://www.francenelevinson.com as part of a Bird-Life Series. Raptor was inspired by the Osprey, also known as the Kingfisher.Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming. These large, rangy hawks do well around humans and have rebounded in numbers following the ban on the pesticide DDT. Hunting Ospreys are a picture of concentration, diving with feet outstretched and yellow eyes sighting straight along their talons.

  • Rising
    by Fran on June 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    This contemporary, modular, direct, paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Rising" is inspired by the wing form and soaring flight of birds. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3300 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.

  • Roost
    by Fran on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    This contemporary, modular, direct, paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Roost" is inspired by the form and feathers of birds that rest on the high branches of trees.This roost is temporary, Then they move on. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 2000 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.

  • Nestling
    by Fran on June 11, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    This contemporary, modular, direct, paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Nestling" is inspired by the form and feathers of the newly hatched little bird that is housed and protected in the nest. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 2000 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.

  • Caress
    by Fran on June 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Caress" is inspired by the dynamic line and gentle. protective caress of wings. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, re-cycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3600 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.

  • Temptation
    by Fran on June 9, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Temptation" is inspired by the form and feathers of the early - bird that gets the worm. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3000 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.

  • Phoenix
    by Fran on June 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    This contemporary, modular, direct paper sculptureis part of my bird-life themed series."Phoenix" is inspired by the dynamic line and form of the mythological bird that re-news it's own life. After burning, the Phoenix rises again, born out of it's own ashes from an egg. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut,hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3000 triangular double-pocket, double point modules ofpaper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." Thearchitecture of folded, linked and glued paperunits creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curveof the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,colorstable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.



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