Monday, November 8, 2010
Posted by Eric Cannon at 2:48 PM
There is a feel and an emotion to a material. It speaks to you. The beauty and history of the potential material tells you what it wants to be. The most frustrating part of an Artist's life is failing to do it justice, failing to express what potential is in your chosen material is devastating. This, in my humble opinion, is why we hoard. When we are unable to release the material's potential, we have to protect it till we are able. I am sure everyone has some hidden stash waiting for their artistic expertise comes close to the level dictated by the precious stash.
I love this Junior Fritz Jacquet's work. His uses paper like Michelangelo used stone. What he makes comes from the nature of the paper.
It was at the tender age of 14 years old when he first learned of his enduring love for origami art and its principles. It was an average day at school when his teacher instructed the students to build their own origami model. Jacquet connected immediately with the art form, understood its applications, and that they could be utilized far beyond a single piece of paper. Since that time, he has perfected his skills and techniques in a never-ending exploration of folding and crumpling paper to his will and design.