Tuesday, July 22, 2014

creativity is [contagious]

i'm fascinated by origami. something about creating a self supporting structure from a single piece of paper is so intriguing to me. creased folds serving two purposes; giving a flat 2d piece of paper strength to become three dimensional, while at the same time creating beautifully abstract pieces of art.  it's no stretch to the imagination why an architect would be captivated by this ancient art.

in my spare time i've been dabbling with a few easy sculptures. paper normally sent to the recycle bin have slowly, and through the use of youtube videos, become a swan, a crow and a crow sans tail i think looks like a penguin. believing you should always surround yourself with inspiration, i've kept these little sculptures a my office desk.

apparently, i'm not the only one to find inspiration in them....

when i walked into work today i found another tiny sculpture in the collection. next to the swan, crow, and penguin, was in incredibly intricate paper dragon.  i was beyond baffled until i saw the dragon was standing on a post it note.  i picked up the note and read it;

"liked your origami. thought you would like this - luke (cleaning crew)

as you can imagine, i was beyond impressed. i was completely fascinated someone i never met or had interaction with, took the time to create this beautiful piece of art. not only was i inspired at his craft, i was incredibly thankful he decided to share it.

luke gave me a reminder today.  always keep your eye out for inspiration, and when you find it, share it.

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