Aomaru (Blue Circle)

Size: 25 3/8" x 35"

 

Date: 2007

 

Price: $3,500

 

About Aomaru (Blue Circle)

 

 

Washi paper box, calligraphy ink, stitched white paper and gray paper with cotton thread.

 

 

In Japan, the earliest unambiguous reference to a paper model is in a short poem by Ihara Saikaku in 1680 describing paper butterflies in a dream. Origami butterflies were used during the celebration of Shinto weddings to represent the bride and groom, so paper folding had already become a significant aspect of Japanese ceremony by the Heian period (794–1185)

 

Aomaru (Blue Circle) utilizes box origami employing translucent Japanese papers that have been washed and stippled and then folded into squares surrounded by stitched paper, creating a structured, but free-flowing contemporary work of immense beauty and subtlety.