Mail Art Origami & Waxed PaperPosted: March 30, 2013
Here are the origami models I mentioned in the last post. I made them from parts of an abstract linocut, Introspection, which I printed in the 1970s and recently coloured with pigment markers. I then thought of making a larger pinwheel envelope out of waxed paper. I put the others inside where they could be seen because of the semi transparency of the waxed paper. Even before I enclosed the printed models, I enjoyed being able to see the folded layers of waxed paper as I formed the envelope. I may fold some other small models out of waxed paper for this interesting added dimension. I then sent these off to a friend as mail art.
I’ve enjoyed folding origami models from time to time. I find the practice calming. I have never become wildly adept, but have tackled some modular origami and kusudamas. Origami always seems like magic to me. I become a child of wonder when folding models. And so I enjoyed bringing origami, printmaking, the kitchen and post office together!