Gallery: British Artist Bekx Stephens Creates Amazing Origami Sculpture...

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat
 
Bekx Stephens is a British artist that creates amazing folded paper art that is both low-impact and gorgeous. Working with just acid free paper and stitch, she manages to create intricate sculptures thanks to her natural talent and connection with the art of folding. Looking for low-impact materials she could work with, she found all her answers in acid free paper, a simple, biodegradable and recyclable material with lots of potential!

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’.

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

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

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  1. BankiEe June 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

    wooooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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