Instagram is an amazing place. I love seeing what people are doing... Whether it be showcasing their talent, relaxing in their favourite chair sharing their view, or documenting their travels. I often think how isolated my brain would have been without social media... there is so much out there to see! So I thought I would share a few of my favourites.
The following three share the love for the paper medium. Paper can be transformed in so many ways, and these three are all so talented and inspiring.
French artist Madamoiselle Maurice combines two loves of mine: paper and street art. Her "origami street art" masterpieces have a connection with the events of March 11, 2011 in Japan and the story of Sadako Sasaki and the folding of 1000 cranes. I am mesmerized by her work. I love how it is delicate and raw.
Amaranthus Paper & Flora specializes in handcrafted crepe paper flowers, and I love seeing the creations they make. I think they're beautiful, and after finding out the heart and soul behind their bouquets, I love them even more! Those with cancer and other serious illnesses who suffer from Immunosuppression cannot receive live flowers or plants due to the risk of infection. Enter Amaranthus Paper & Flora- who also donates bouquets to those fighting for their life. Beautiful inside and out.
Hoang Tien Quyet is an origami wizard from Vietnam. His work makes me smile and makes my jaw drop at the same time. His passion for origami shines so brightly. He started as a small boy and found joy in making his own toys.... a brilliant small boy! I am very thankful for his years of patience, inspiration and honing his craft... his work is truly magnificent.
photos above from artists Instagram.