Origami: How the Ancient Art of Paper Folding Evolved Over Time and Continues to Inspire

Origami Today

Many contemporary origami artists continue to create works inspired by age-old techniques. Some, like Gonzalo Garcia Calvo and Mademoiselle Maurice, do not employ adhesives or cuts in their work, while others, like Cristian Marianciuc have creatively reinterpreted the practice through strategic snips. Scroll down to see some of Marianciuc's surreal interpretations.

No matter the method, however, it is clear that origami's rich history has shaped the paper-cutting craft into the elegant yet accessible art form it is today.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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