Origami artist Joel Cooper creates paper sculpted masks inspired by bronze and pewter casts. Cooper uses a method of folding called tessellation where an elaborate grid is first folded into a hexagon-shaped piece of paper.
“Although seemingly these masks tell stories, this again started out as a material experiment. I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day”