Francene Levinson 
Contemporary Paper Sculptures

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

Tamid

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.

Posted by Fran on June 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM 2187 Views