Thursday, June 19, 2014
325 butterflies, 5 hours of folding and 6.5 hours installing nets and origami butterflies and the Networking installation was born. I was given great feedback and enjoyed the process of doing my first official installation!
Thanks to the Riverside BIA for such a wonderful opportunity!
by Samantha Dizon
This installation portrays various butterflies connected through several nets. Interpretation of the work is left up to the audience.
Having created origami in shadow boxes for several years, Sam felt it was time to bring origami outside to an audience that wouldn't expect to see it on their way to work or while out on a stroll. In doing so, she hopes to convince those who see the butterflies that origami can indeed be art and not just a hobby craft.
Sam Dizon has been folding origami since the age of eight. She teaches origami classes and does commissions. Some of her work has recently been used on HITRECORD on TV season 1 and her origami love (album) has inspired a collaboration on hitrecord.org.