A Beautiful Rainbow Wave of Paper Origami

British artist and designer Jacqui Symons works mainly in printmaking, paper, and design. Much of her work relates to the beauty and complexities of nature, and her fascination with the environment is evident in many of her final artworks. This installation, entitled Together We Are Greater, is an origami sculpture made from only used, recycled, and secondhand paper. The piece is one of many that Symons has created in response to the high amounts of paper that get wasted or thrown away every day.

Together We Are Greater consists of 2,500 hand-folded origami boxes that are suspended from the ceiling in an organic, fluid arrangement. The paper squares reflect the fragility of nature, and the organized patterns of color create a rainbow gradient that undulates in waves overhead. The large-scale work is Symons’s bold reminder to her viewers to protect the environment and to recycle.

If you are interested in paper art, you may enjoy this white paper flower garden by Swiss designer Anouk Vogel. Located in Nagasaki, Japan, the garden is an outdoor installation representing a wish for world peace.

Jacqui Symons’s website
via [Arpeggia]

January 19, 2017

Adorable Animals Frolic in Snow as Oregon Zoo Is Closed Due to Weather

We may be only about a month into winter, but Portland, Oregon has already seen enough snowfall to satisfy the entire season. During what has been described as a miserable few weeks laced with storms, snow days, and sub-zero temperatures, many of the City of Roses’ residents have opted to keep warm by staying indoors or bundling up before braving the cold. Though the winter blues are normal, not all Oregonians are sick of the snow.

Read Article

January 18, 2017

Betty White Turns 95 and Celebrates Her 75 Amazing Years of Acting

Actor Betty White has seen it all—her extraordinary 75-year comedic career spans radio, television, and movies. Since 1939, she has delighted viewers on television and continues to act at the age of 95—proving that you’re never too old to do what you love. White’s early life was during the height of the Great Depression, but despite the intense economic struggles, her family made it through.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter