Weâ€™ve folded paper cranes before but our attempts were never quite as exquisite as these creations from Romanian-based artist Cristian Marianciuc.Â He has always had an interest in art but has never had any formal training.Â He challenged himself by creating one crane a day for a year and loved the project so much his collection has grown to over 1000. In Arctic Paper he says this about his his passion:
â€œTo me, origami is very therapeutic and a way to find balance in life. It is a way to silence some voices and make others louder. It is about not doing things on autopilot, but to be involved, in the present.â€
Images:Â Courtesy of Cristian Marianciuc.
In awe of these sculptures created by paper craft artist and designer, Wirin Chaowana. The Bangkok-based artist was influenced by Thailandâ€™s traditional fresh flower arrangements. Complex folding and geometric forms replaces the organic flowers in these delicate paper decorations. On an interview with Bangkok Post she reveals this about her project:
“Folding has been my favourite hobby since childhood. I find it fascinating when you can turn a flat, thin sheet of paper into three-dimensional shapes. It creates the perception of depth, light and shadow. It brings paper to life.”
“I fused the beauty of traditional flower arrangements with my personal passion for paper to present Thai flower works in a modern way. The collection is called â€œPub Piab Riab Royâ€ as each word represents the whole construction process. â€œPubâ€ is to fold, â€œpiabâ€ means a lot of paper, â€œriabâ€ is smooth and â€œroyâ€ is to thread.”
Images: Courtesy of Wirin Chaowana.