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Contemporary Paper Sculpture Video Gallery

These contemporary paper sculpture videos offer a full 3D view of each sculpture. The ability to evaluate a form on all sides will enable collectors to confirm their decision to purchase. Gallerists and curators will be better enabled to evaluate each sculpture.

Cameron

Cameron is part of the Ocean-Life themed series. It is inspired by the little shrimp that turn and suddenly swim in new directions. Shrimp live in oceans all over the world: near shores, in cold waters, in tropical waters and in the deep sea on the ocean bottom.The shrimp lives on the river beds and ocean floors around the world, filtering sand and particles in the water. Shrimp are known to stay in schools that contain numerous shrimp individuals, and are able to adapt easily to changes in water conditions.This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3000 triangular double-pocket,double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Ocean Garden

This "Ocean Garden" paper sculpture is composed of Anemone and is part of an Ocean Life theme on Contemporary Paper Sculptures by artist Francene Levinson http://www.francenelevinson.com It is constructed with archival inkjet paper,Ph neutral glue, recycled plastic supermarket bags, and hemp rope. The base is black acrylic. The sea anemone has a soft, muscular, cylinder-shaped stalk with a broad, circular foot at its base. Atop the stalk is a mouth surrounded by circular rows of hollow tentacles. The tentacles, which eject poisonous stinging threads to paralyze prey, grasp small animals and sweep them into the mouth. Usually, the sea anemone lives attached by its foot to shells, rocks, or wharf pilings. It can, however, slowly slide along the ocean floor on its foot or swim by moving its tentacles. When disturbed, the animal contracts its body, pulls its tentacles inside its mouth, and draws its mouth together like a pouch. This flower-like creature resembles the actual land anemone flower.

Raptor

This paper sculpture is on http://www.francenelevinson.com as part of a Bird-Life Series. Raptor was inspired by the Osprey, also known as the Kingfisher.Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming. These large, rangy hawks do well around humans and have rebounded in numbers following the ban on the pesticide DDT. Hunting Ospreys are a picture of concentration, diving with feet outstretched and yellow eyes sighting straight along their talons.

Rising

This contemporary, modular, direct, paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Rising" is inspired by the wing form and soaring flight of birds. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3300 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Roost

This contemporary, modular, direct, paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Roost" is inspired by the form and feathers of birds that rest on the high branches of trees.This roost is temporary, Then they move on. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 2000 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

NOLA Rising

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."NOLA Rising" was inspired by the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans environment in which my son lived, during that difficult time, was the inspiration for this sculpture.The wonderful spirit of a city of grit and grandeur is symbolized by their emblem, the Fleur de Lis. In my sculpture the Lilly( New Orleans) rises from a fertile land, even as the water is spilling out from it. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules,and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3800 triangular double-pocket,double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Tamid

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."Tamid" was inspired by the rich floral Florida environment in which I live and from which I draw my sculptural themes.Tamid is Hebrew for "Eternal". The sculpture is modeled after the Ner Tamid, The Eternal Light. A flower at the very top faces heaven. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules,and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 6300 triangular double-pocket,double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Three Sentinals

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."Three Sentinels" was inspired by the Florida environment in which I live and from which I draw my sculptural themes.When my environment was threatened by the Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe, my thoughts turned to an image of the last three blades of grass in the marsh. Black oil was choking them. Their color was fading. The young shoots had no chance. Three were left clinging to each other as they watched the end.This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules,and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 6300 triangular double-pocket,double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Nestling

This contemporary, modular, direct, paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Nestling" is inspired by the form and feathers of the newly hatched little bird that is housed and protected in the nest. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 2000 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Sea Flower

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an ocean-life themed series."Sea Flower" is inspired by the flower-like marine animals that live within the ocean environment and are of the class "Anthozoa." This word is derived from two Greek words anthos+zoa which = "flower animals". It has a flexible cylindrical body and tentacles surrounding a central mouth. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3500 triangular double-pocket,double point modules ofpaper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Caracol

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an ocean-life themed series."Caracol" is Spanish for shell. As a Florida resident I am greatly influenced by my surrounding environment.The Florida coastal region is rich with every type and shape of shell.It is natural for me to select shell shapes for my paper sculptures. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3000 triangular double-pocket,double point modules ofpaper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in acircumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years

Anemone

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an ocean-life themed series."Anemone" is inspired by the flower-like marine animals that live within the ocean environment.The ornately colored sea anemone (uh-NEM-uh-nee) is named after the equally flashy terrestrial anemone flower. A close relative of coral and jellyfish, anemones are stinging polyps that spend most of their time attached to rocks on the sea bottom or on coral reefs and are of the class "Anthozoa." This word is derived from two Greek words anthos+zoa which = "flower animals". It has a flexible cylindrical body and tentacles surrounding a central mouth. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3500 triangular double-pocket,double point modules ofpaper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years

Caress

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Caress" is inspired by the dynamic line and gentle. protective caress of wings. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, re-cycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3600 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Palm

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a plant-life themed series."Palm" is inspired by the Florida environment in which I live, and from which I draw my sculptural themes.This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3800 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Temptation

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of a bird-life themed series."Temptation" is inspired by the form and feathers of the early - bird that gets the worm. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules, recycled magazine paper and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3000 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Reveal

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an ocean-life themed series."Reveal" is inspired by the spines on the shell of the Spiny Oyster. Both the spines and shell are used by American Indian artists to create inlayed silver jewelry. The pearl formed inside the oyster is the reveal.This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue.There are approximately 3000 triangular double-pocket,double point modules ofpaper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in acircumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Eve's Apple

This contemporary modular direct paper sculpture is part of an plant-life themed series."Eve's Apple" is inspired by the abundant flora and fauna in the Florida environment in which I live.It is named for the first plant of wisdom, the apple. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut, hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 2900 triangular double-pocket, double point modules of paper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." The architecture of folded, linked and glued paper units creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curve of the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,color stable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Phoenix

This contemporary, modular, direct paper sculptureis part of my bird-life themed series."Phoenix" is inspired by the dynamic line and form of the mythological bird that re-news it's own life. After burning, the Phoenix rises again, born out of it's own ashes from an egg. This paper sculpture is constructed only of hand cut,hand folded, archival color, inkjet paper modules and Ph neutral glue. There are approximately 3000 triangular double-pocket, double point modules ofpaper linked together. This is an ancient Chinese paper folding technique called "Zhe Zhi." Thearchitecture of folded, linked and glued paperunits creates a very strong and durable sculpture medium which permits direct paper sculpting. The science of topology dictates the slope and curveof the surface by the number of points linked in a circumference. Archival paper is acid free,colorstable, and generally used as legal substrate for documentation and suitable to last a minimum of 100 years.

Urchin

Urchin is part of my "Ocean Life Series." It was inspired by the small spiny round creatures that live at the bottom of the sea.The sea urchin in found across the ocean floors worldwide, but rarely in the colder, polar regions. Sea urchins are commonly found along the rocky ocean floor in both shallow and deeper water and sea urchins are also commonly found inhabiting coral reefs. There are nearly 200 different species of recognised sea urchin, that come in all shapes and sizes. Some sea urchins are covered in long thin spikes where others have a hard shell that is made up of chalky plates. The red sea urchin is the longest living creature on earth, with some living more than 200 years. Sea urchins are omnivorous animals and therefore eat both plant and animal matter. The sea urchin mainly feeds on algae on the coral and rocks, along with decomposing matter such as dead fish, mussels, sponges ans barnacles.