Francene Levinson 
Contemporary Paper Sculptures

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

Three Sentinals

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.

Posted by Fran on June 12, 2012 at 7:46 PM 2365 Views