Francene Levinson 
Contemporary Paper Sculptures

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

Caracol

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an ocean-life themed series."Caracol" is Spanish for shell. As a Florida resident I am greatly influenced by my surrounding environment.The Florida coastal region is rich with every type and shape of shell.It is natural for me to select shell shapes for my paper sculptures. 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." 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 acircumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Posted by Fran on June 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM 1973 Views