Whilst in “Origami Extinction”, the artist focused on aesthetics to create a potent effect on the audience, in “Origami Renaissance”, she decided to take it a step further in exploring the materiality behind the artwork and its symbolism. Thus, she decided to invite fire, the only element more destructive than humans, to represent the magnitude and speed of our destruction of animal species.
Through destruction, the artist captured the makings of fire, the transformative aspect of its nature and the ever-changing shapes taken by the burnt materials. Taking multiple or single photographs of these rapidly vanishing moments, the artist bears witness to the power of destruction and the beauty that can emerge of what enabled the human race to become the first race – an interesting, ironic combination of two living organisms with a great capacity of annihilation.
Fire is also highly symbolic, as it is one of the natural disasters that have been increasing in recent years and caused immense ravages to human activities and wild fauna alike. Each element in the pictures has been in contact with fire, but just as much as the latter stands for utter destruction it also exemplifies the concept of renaissance, like the phoenix resurrecting from its ashes. Thereupon, “Origami Renaissance” focuses on animal species, which were thought to have disappeared, but have been rediscovered, and likewise the origami used is the dove, a symbol of peace and hope.
Like in “Origami Extinction”, only one kind of origami has been used, here the dove, a symbol of peace and hope. All photographs are numbered and limited to six editions.