Old English Origami

These pieces were inspired by english tea rooms, charity shop trinkets and Japanese popular culture. The origami work was hand painted and printed in a free flowing design, whilst folded. Once undone, a more structured image is created by the geometric shapes left by the origami.

This began with paper and developed onto fabric pieces stitched in place and heat pressed to 'set' the fabric. This was then built up with transfer papers, flocking, hand painting and screen printed imagery. Illustrations of cranes, cherry blossum, Ultraman and Katamari feature throughout.