This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."NOLA Rising" was inspired by the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans environment in which my son lived, during that difficult time, was the inspiration for this sculpture.The wonderful spirit of a city of grit and grandeur is symbolized by their emblem, the Fleur de Lis. In my sculpture the Lilly( New Orleans) rises from a fertile land, even as the water is spilling out from it. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules,and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3800 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.
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