In 1999, I had some of my origami cast in bronze for a permanent installation in Santa Monica, California, and in 2008, began casting further works, both solo and in collaboration with Kevin Box. Bronze casting of origami provides a permanent sculptural rendition of the unique statement of single-sheet origami artwork. Click on any of the sections below for a description of these works with pricing and links to purchase.
After my first 6 bronzes for the city of Santa Monica, my origami interests turned to other directions, but upon initiating my collaboration with Kevin Box in 2008, I have begun again to cast some of my own origami designs in silicon bronze in limited editions. Available works are shown in the linked pages.
In December 2008, I met with Santa Fe sculptor Kevin Box, who has been creating beautiful sculptures from desktop to monumental, many of which are cast from origami figures that Kevin has folded alone and with collaborators. We found that we had a very complementary approach to incorporating origami in sculpture and had both cast origami before, and so we resolved to try a collaboration. Our work together is described in the linked pages.
In addition to the Santa Monica project, I have also been engaged to create a one-of-a-kind origami bronze casting as a company-to-company gift, and an associated limited-edition series for executive gifts, the latter shown here. I can also accept commissions to create bronze versions of any of my origami designs; Please contact me if you are interested in this.
In 1999, I was commissioned by Brailsford Studio (San Diego, California) to create four works as part of the public art component of the Downtown Transit Mall project commissioned by the City of Santa Monica and the Big Blue Bus. I developed original origami designs for four animals representative of the habitats in and around Santa Monica that were cast in bronze using the lost-wax process and were installed in drinking fountains at the corners of 2nd Street and Broadway Street, 2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd, 4th Street and Broadway, and 4th and Santa Monica.