Linda Mihara

Copper Crane Quilt
folded metallic paper mounted on washi
26 x 26 x 2 in.

The paper sculptures presented here are examples of my experimentation with traditional origami techniques. The challenge I posed to myself was to fold more than one crane–the traditional figure in origami–from a single sheet of paper.
These sculptures are created by precisely cutting the paper, then folding the individual cranes while they are still attached to one another. If you look close, you will see that the patterns are created by the direction of the cranes’ flight.

I hope that these sculptures are seen as a fresh outlook on the traditional form of origami, an art form that is over 2,000 years old.

© Linda Mihara