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We first encountered Bekx Stephens’ beautiful origami sculptures at last year’s New Designers Show in London. With a fresh degree in crafts from the University of Derby under her arm, the artist said she has been folding for just over a year. Stephens works with paper‘s natural properties and she says that she never attempts to ‘pre-plan or try to predict what might happen when starting a piece’.

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Paper is an oft-overlooked product, and people often ignore the potential of processed tree pulp – Stephens reminds us of what this amazing material can do. Each piece was created using a single simple fold that is repeated and combined with new shapes through a few stitches of thread, giving a new dimension to the art of folding.

+ Bekx Stephens

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