Wednesday 16 May 2018

Wednesday 16th May: NOW Gallery - "Harmonics In Space" - The Private View

On the frosty night before the snow came, we opened the doors to "Harmonics In Space" at NOW Gallery for a private view ......... to the public.  The SwimDemCrew soundsystem were on the decks, Marawa's Majorettes spun spectrums with their neon hula hoops, "Jus' A Lickle Tast" served Vegan canapes on irrdescent polyhedral platters, and guests could take away the tote-bag I designed for the show.  Origami was being made inbetween all of this action as a taster of the calm and meditative mood the show offered in a regular daily setting.  The tactile pastel foam flooring got its first footfall of the two month stint!

Wednesday 16th May: NOW Gallery - "Harmonics In Space" - Mystic Mascots

As part of the multi-sensory experience of visiting my show "Harmonics In Space" at NOW Gallery, there was a creative corner  for visitors to take time to make origami. I wanted everyone to have a hands-on go at the paper-craft I used to design the sculptures within the show.  Then everyone could appreciate the structure on another level instead of just looking at it as an object, but understand the construction.  To do this, I designed an exclusive colourful mystic mascot to match your mood.  Therefore everyone would learn both the basics in origami folding to make the finger-puppet and also discover some colour theory in choosing whichever attributes they felt connected to.  
Our mission was to provide creative space to switch off, contemplate and make. The idea was for visitors to then decorate their cosmic creature and keep it as a magic memento of their day.  I absolutely love stickers so it was a real dream to be able to collaborate with OhhDeer on designing sticker sheets for the creature's faces in multicolour options.  Here you can see each element of the process from the bespoke origami paper to the finished folded finger-puppet animals.