Money as Art: Dollar Origami by Won Park

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.

Won Park is the master of Origami. When he faced with the choice of making money or making art, Park chose both. Won Park is a “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not but both in stunning detail.

For those who interested in learning about Park’s art of “money folding”, the artist himself has created the Yahoo Group, called “Money Folders Unite“, to share his technique and works. [WonPark via TheDesignInspiration]

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