I am an artist and former art teacher with a great interest in multi-cultural art. One of my students demonstrated a unique form of origami to me which was taught to him by his grandmother. She informed him that swans were created in China from many small pieces of paper and given as gifts. This was a departure from the traditional Japanese single sheet Origami I knew and had included in my curriculum. The beauty of his little swan engaged me and led me to do further research about this art. I discovered that this style was popularized here in the U.S.A. in 1993 by some illegal Chinese immigrants. They sailed into our harbor on the “Golden Venture” ship and were captured off the New York coast and later imprisoned. While waiting for their immigration trials, they exhibited the most remarkable creations made out of these tiny folded paper units. Once I saw their skill and artistry I fell in love with the possibilities and began to explore my own ideas.



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  1. OMG! you have to tell me how to make those!

  2. I would love to know how to make the small folded piece……

  3. lovely arts! how can i do this? I’m interested to be able to make even one..

    • Mila,
      I am so glad you like my art work. You can learn the technique by practicing the original folk art first. Buy the book ” 3D Origami” on Amazon.com. They also have two more in the series. When you master the technique you can create your own. Good luck and let me know how you are progressing.
      Francene Levinson
      Paper Sculptor

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  5. For all the people that want to know how to make those: go to YouTube and search for 3d origami. You’ll find some tutorials.

    To the artist: I love your work, it’s beautiful!

  6. I love your website. What artistic sculptures! I do have a question…how to you make the vases have the hourglass shape? It doesn’t look like you decrease the number of modules in your row, so how do you control how the radius of your row expands and contracts?

    • Thank you so much for your interest in my art work. I do increase and decrease the number of modules in the rows. The technique I have developed, hides these changes at the edges of shapes or next to modules of the same color. It is important to make these changes gradually.

  7. Where would I learn how to do that paper art?

    • You can learn it all from YouTube
      Thank you for asking.
      What are you going to make?

      Visit 3D origami. On YouTube

      Best regards

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