Sneak Peek – Earth Spirit Vessels

This Earth Spirit Vessel is made from nearly 300 individually folded pieces of paper.

This Earth Spirit Vessel is made from nearly 300 individually folded pieces of paper.

Here is a sneak peek at what I’ve been working on recently: Earth Spirit Vessels.

Recently, in this case, translates to ‘roughly the past year’. And it’s been a year of ups and downs—looking for the right papers, figuring out how to finish the bottoms (wood base it turns out, which meant finding the right wood) and more. Fun, but a very involved process.

Here is one of the 25 individually calligraphed messages that are in the above Earth Spirit Vessel.

Here is one of the 25 individually calligraphed messages that are in the above Earth Spirit Vessel.

Each vessel is made from literally hundreds of folded pieces of paper. I have handwritten or calligraphed messages and quotes on many of the papers before folding them, and they will never be seen after the Earth Spirit Vessel has been made.

It’s been an adventure. I’ve also done some playing around with the folded pieces, and another time I’ll show you some of the other things I can make from them besides vessels. You’d be amazed at their versatility.

I ‘ll post more about these vessels later, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peek of what I’ve been working on when I’m not making new art to post on my blog.

Enjoy, Candy

6 responses to “Sneak Peek – Earth Spirit Vessels

  1. Absolutely beautiful Candy. Thanks for sharing

  2. Candy… What a tedious piece of art this must have been. Can you tell us how many folds per paper and how many pieces of paper it took for this creation? Beautiful!

    Jack

    • Thanks, Jack. This piece took 288 pieces of paper. Each piece of paper is folded 7 times. So it took 2,016 folds to create it. I hadn’t thought of it tha way before.

      I don’t think of the folding as tedious. I think of it as a meditation. I usually play (I’m just learning actually) my Native American Flute, light a candle or two and fold for an hour a day. I don’t try and fold all the pieces at once. And I don’t fold/meditate every day.

  3. This is such an amazing meditation piece. Very Candy.

    • Thanks, Delaine. It is very meditative. I am working on a series ant this one is the smallest of the series. It’s going to be a very meditative Spring.

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