« Entomologie Origamique » once unfolded, shows eight insects page settings, those insects being like vertically pinned on a sheet of metalized paper.
This staging of insects can only remind entomological plates found in zoological atlas from the XVIIIth and the XIXth century.
« Entomologie Origamique » uses a technique in between kirigami and pop up book. This meticulous art, in which a single sheet of paper gives shape to the whole presented object, finds its roots in Japan. This technique singularity (opposite to other kinds of pop-up which use « point de colle » or « glue dot »), is due to its lack of added on pieces. The shape forms itself only from the cutting and shaping of a single sheet of paper. Therefor, it is by opening the pages at a 90° angle that the sheet becomes a 3D structure.
« Entomologie Origamique » 2015
Art book signed and limited to 10 copies.
Entirely cut and made by hand.
8 bound pages using a Leporello.
Closed book dimension :
length 12,4 inch x width 4,5 inch x thickness 1,7 inch
Open book dimension :
About 47,6 inch
DISTINCTION AND PRIZES :
- 11th International Biennial of Arras Artist Book - Young Creation Prize - 2017
- Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books - (second) - 2016
- Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize - 2015