Saturday, September 03, 2011

New Paper Heads



A few heads showing off some of the latest technology. All are folded from uncut rectangles of paper --grays Canson, greens Fabriano--pretreated with methyl cellulose and a light ink wash, then wet-folded. The beard-nose-mouth is a construction mostly worked out six months ago; the eyebrows and "wheat-sheath" motif I came up with in the last few weeks. Enjoy -S

















4 comments:

Magic Fingaz said...

J'adore tes masques,bravo!!

Joseph Wu said...

Very nice, Saadya. Both the beard structure and the eyebrow structure work very well.

saadya said...

Thanks for the strong response MF. When the cut-off is in front of the ears one indeed calls such things "masks". Of course I've always aimed at full HEADS in my work (not all of these are). In principle it should be possible to make good, full, Modernist Sculpture out of origami, as realist as one likes, and have it still be "good origami" at the same time. That's what the aim is, and I'm not there yet.

saadya said...

Hey Joseph, good to have your opinion on this. It's fun to use the ancient origami motifs. This time they're doing "functional" as well as "ornamental" work. See you one of these days
-saadya