27 October 2014

Origami






You guys probably don't know this. I'm an artist. An abstract artist to be exact. My dad's an amazing artist. Maybe it's in my dna.
Anyway, I've been working on these acrylic paintings recently. I stumbled on a picture on Willow Smith's Instagram account which led me to my first inspiration for this.

Sacred geometry ; I was so intrigued to find more about this. I mean I've seen the popular types of geometry and i'm sure most of you guys have as well.It's taken me so long to finally find myself and my style in terms of art.  
I constantly struggled. I always felt creative but never knew what to do and that's how I discovered abstract art.
I don't need to paint or draw in the lines. I don't have to do straight lines. Nothing is perfect about abstract. You could do anything you want and exactly how you want it. Even if it doesn't make sense to you, I'm sure others will find meaning to it and that's the beauty of it.

My other inspiration was Sadako Sasaki. I remember watching a documentary about her and feeling so sad about it. I was so young at the time but still wished i could've helped her in one way or another.
"She was a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home next to the Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako is remembered through the story of a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day a symbol of innocent victims of war.
Sadako's best friend Chizuko Hamamoto came to the hospital to visit, and cut a gold piece of paper into a square to fold it into a paper crane, in reference to the ancient Japanese story that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. A popular version of the story is that Sadako fell short of her goal of folding 1,000 cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed the 1,000 and buried them all with her." (Wikipedia)

I remembered all this when I saw geometric shapes from my research and suddenly found more beauty in origami. It's clearly obvious most of the origami shapes are birds. To me, it has an important significance. This is my own memorial to Sadako and now she's free from all the pain she went through until her young life was snatched away from her.

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