Francene Levinson 
Contemporary Paper Sculptures

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

Sea Flower

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an ocean-life themed series."Sea Flower" is inspired by the flower-like marine animals that live within the ocean environment and are of the class "Anthozoa." This word is derived from two Greek words anthos+zoa which = "flower animals". It has a flexible cylindrical body and tentacles surrounding a central mouth. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3500 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 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.

Posted by Fran on June 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM 2289 Views