Mother nature is the theme of the exhibition this year. The exhibition promises to flaunt a cultural art form of Japan in an alluring manner.
New Delhi: The world would have been so much lighter if everything was made of paper. When pieces of paper were moulded in different geometric designs, the art of origami evolved.
The Japan Foundation is presenting an opportunity to step into the world of paper in an origami exhibition organised by the Origami Oritai club, which opened on Monday. This two week exhibition welcomes all art lovers to sooth their creative urge.
The only origami club in Delhi was founded by Hitomi Aastha, that has been holding the exhibition since 2009. The name of the club says ‘I want to fold’. “We are a group of people ranging from 8 to 80 years”, said a club member.
Mother nature is the theme this year. The exhibition promises to flaunt a cultural art form of Japan in an alluring manner.
Origami is an art form that does not require material to construct something aesthetically pleasing.
An installation of paper cranes flying over a wall and a mirror which lays parallel to the ground reflects one’s face when bent over. The display is designed to bring the viewers into it so that peace is reflected in them too. A lifeless tree trunk can been transformed into a beautiful piece of art through origami. Bright and beautiful creatures seem to reveal the full complexity of life and yet each is made from a piece of paper.
The exhibits have edges as crisp as a leaf and are as delicate as flower petals. The diversity of paper used is as vast and diverse as the people of India.
Origami tessellations are a part of the work which tends to be more calculated and precise with their folding, which allows for a huge amount of detail and complexity. These tessellations can be used to make lamps and wall decors. “It takes days of patience and hard work to make one tessellation”, said Shachi Jain, joint secretary of the club. It is an exceptional art form which teaches discipline, enhances concentration and relieves stress. “It is a therapy in itself. Children need to take this up as a hobby to achieve mental stability”, said Rekha Bhatia, the advisor of the club.