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.
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