Paul Jackson - Israel
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Paul Jackson's Gallery
Begun in the mid 1990’s, the Organic pieces are made from one folded, uncut sheet, usually without glue. The surfaces are made with dry pastel and a sealant. They are usually 15-25cm in the longest dimension.
The earliest One-Crease pieces date from 1984 and represent my first significant departure from ‘model making’ origami-type techniques. The red and white pieces are made from wet-folded 400gsm watercolour paper. The yellow pieces are 80gsm copy paper and date from 1984.
Pixel Folds are a cut-fold tessellation technique, in which the back surface twists through many small cuts to be visible on the front surface. Thus, a photograph or image can be read from two-sides. The technique is explained in my book ‘Complete Pleats’.
Mirror Folds are squares or rectangles of paper folded only once or twice (in a special way!) and placed in mirror symmetry configurations. The effect is to create the illusion of large squares or rectangles that cross the collage. Some collages are made from solid materials and can be wall-hung.
The technique is simply to pleat a rectangle of paper into 1/8ths or 1/16ths, then to pack the pleats together so that only the folded edges can be seen. This permits much experimentation with patterns of colour and print.
This is part of a series of pieces made for an installation in 2017. The diameters are between 40-95cm.
The collapsed pieces are true modular origami pieces, but without strength. They represent the Five Platonic Solids. The others are more conventional.
Three series of ‘serial pop-ups’ exhibited in France, South Korea and Israel, representing the full sets of cut-fold possibilities given particular sets of constraints.
Origamist Virtual Presence
Paul’s FB: www.facebook.com/foldinganddesign
Our FB: https://www.facebook.com/miri.golan
Israeli Origami Center: https://www.origami.co.il/
Folding Together: http://www.foldingtogether.org/
Born near Leeds, England and Fine Art educated, Paul Jackson has been a professional paper artist, paper engineer, writer and teacher since 1983, specializing in origami and the folded arts. He was one of the first origami professionals in the West.
He has written more than 40 books, the first of which were origami books for adults and children. His more recent books have been about the application of folding techniques into design, a subject he has taught in more than 80 Universities and Colleges in 13 countries, to Design Students of many disciplines, including Fashion, Architecture, Ceramics, Jewellery, Product Design and Textiles.
He was one of the pioneers of folding/origami as Fine Art and has exhibited his folded artworks in many galleries and museums. He has also curated several ground-breaking exhibitions of origami, undertaken many commercial commissions for print, screen-based media, festivals and more, and has been a consultant for companies such as Siemens, Nike, Tetra-Pak and Tata.
In 2000, he married the Israeli origami artist and educator, Miri Golan, founder of the Israeli Origami Center (1993) and moved to Israel. Miri and Paul founded the Folding Together project and the Origametria programme of using origami to teach geometry. In 2018, Origametria was accepted by the Israeli Ministry of Education into the National Mathematics Curriculum and is studied weekly by 30,000+ children of Primary School age.
In 2017, he was awarded the Sydney French Medal at the 50th Anniversary Convention of the British Origami Society, ‘in recognition of his outstanding contributions to origami’.
He lives in Herzliyya, Israel and holds dual UK and Israeli citizenship. He still hopes one-day, to open the batting for Yorkshire.