Greenfuse films has released a film called “Between the Folds” which looks at a group of paper folders or origami artists.
Here’s their introduction to the film..
“Between The Folds” uncovers the stories of 10 fine artists, intrepid mathematicians and theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees – all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders. As these eccentric and provocative characters converge on the unlikely medium of origami, they reinvent an ancient art, and demonstrate the innumerable ways that creativity and ingenuity come to bear as they struggle to understand and honor the world around them. The film paints an arresting portrait of the mysterious artistic and scientific threads that bind these exceptional minds, bringing forth a rare mix of sensibilities towards art, expressiveness, interpretation, and meaning.
A preview of Between the Folds can be seen here, with more details on where the full film can be seen.
There’s some origami art below by two of the artists from the film. I have always loved good quality paper, especially hand made papers, but I didn’t realize just how much could be done with a single piece of paper.
Giang Dinh does some fascinating faces, people, and animals with paper.
Monks by Giang Dinh
Bear by Giang Dinh
Michael LaFosse does mostly origami animals and has some books and guides on his website for those that want to do their own origami.
Bat by Michael LaFosse
Squirrel folded with one piece of paper by Michael LaFosse