Sanja Srbljinovic Cucek - Croatia
I believe origami is a vanguard art able not only to transform paper but mind, heart and hand as well. So as I transform paper, this process changes me and leaves a trace within me as much as in the paper. But the dialogue is never just the two of us. It includes the people and events that touched my soul and those I hope to move or inspire. There are many modern origami artists I draw my inspiration from, yet I shall sum up all that influence into one name that inspired us all: Akira Yoshizawa Sensei.
Sanja Srbljinovic Cucek's Gallery
I explore ideas in the process of folding paper. Movements
in folds are my meditation. Color of paper often defines the
mood of my conversation with paper. What you see is the
result of it.
Black and white
a tree in the snow
Origamist Virtual Presence
Turned to origami art in my early forties, in 2005, after visiting exhibition Masters of Origami in Salzburg. Promoting origami art became my passion and some years later even my mission. In 2008, I set the first origami art exhibition in Croatia with international origami masters "Poetry in Paper“. On my way to bring together local origami talents, initiated origami art shows, took part in various art and science promoting events, which led to founding Croatian Origami Society in 2012. I write a blog Origami Art Novosti, run Croatian Origami Society, publish and exhibit my origami works both home and abroad. Graduated in English Language and Literature, at University of Zagreb in 1986. Member of the British Origami Society since 2007, President of the Croatian Origami Society since 2012. Taking part in the Mujeres de Papel project.