Beautifully Ornate Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka


Origami is certainly one of the most fascinating form of art one can make out of paper, but what if you can merge it with another medium or technique? This was most likely what a Japanese artist had in mind when he started making origami mosaics. Read on to take a look at his beautiful paper artworks and find out more!

If you’re into origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, we’re sure you’ll be impressed at the origami artworks of Japanese paper engineer Kota Hiratsuka. While he starts by folding paper into individual pieces of simple origami shapes, it’s what he comes up with once they’re put together that will surprise you.

Aptly called origami mosaics, Hiratsuka’s artworks are both simple and complex, playing with patterns, colors, and shapes that blend together into beautiful 3D geometric pieces.

Photos via Origami Mosaic Works and This is Colossal

In his website, Hiratsuka tells the story of how he thought of making origami mosaics:

“One night, I tried folding very difficult origami. Of course, I failed, failed many time.Feel disgusted, so opened paper again and take five. Now I think that 5 minutes at that time is very wonderful moment! I realized that folded paper had many good line, and makes very beautiful geometrical pattern! Take ruler and cutter in my hand, start crafting. The work finished next morning. First, white Origami Mosaics appeared.”

What do you think of Kota Hiratsuka’s origami mosaics? Share your insights with us and leave a comment below!

All information for this article were sourced from Origami Mosaic Works": and This is Colossal.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-10-11 #lifestyle #origami #lomography #analogue-lifestyle #analogue-art #paper-art #paper-mosaic #origami-mosaics #kota-hiratsuka

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