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Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper

His remarkable three-dimensional constructions showcase complex geometries and abstract formations, even though each is made from a single sheet of paper.

By Helen Morgan - Source: http://inhabitat.com
Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Artist Joel Cooper folds simple sheets of paper into striking origami masks and tessellated shapes. His remarkable three-dimensional constructions showcase complex geometries and abstract formations, even though each is made from a single sheet of paper.

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

The paper used by Joel Cooper is hand-painted, stained or dyed and treated to ensure the resulting art is durable enough to display. Because he doesn’t use any glue or cut the paper at all, Cooper’s paper origami skills are a bit like magic. But unlike a magician he doesn’t keep his secret artform to himself – he even recently shared a ‘swirly star’ tutorial on his flickr site.

Cooper’s work is available to buy on his Etsy page, and prices range from $50 to $300.

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

Photo © Joel Cooper

One Response to “Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper”

  1. Alexander says:

    Thank you, Jo’Keah!The paper in the very top picture is just wrnippag paper! It was white on one side, so I just spray glued two sheets together, so there was pattern on both sides!The paper in the step-by-step pictures is just light weight scrapbooking paper!