Saturday, February 25, 2012

Origami Masks by Joel Cooper

All of these masks are made from single pieces of paper, without cuts or glue, shaped by folding alone in the origami tradition. Many are hand-painted, dyed, or stained before and after folding and all are treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make them durable and ready for display. For some it might look easy. We might be an expert in folding a piece of paper in half or eve into fourths, but we simply do not have patience in understanding required to transform paper into three-dimensional objects like this. In that case we must appreciate Joel Cooper for his amazing art work.