Origami Talk - Peter Engel: Theme and Variations

Sunday, July 26, 2020, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Zoom - Online [Registration needed]

[About this Event]
Quarantine is boring. But let’s make it fun by talking about origami!
Each week we invite an amazing origami artist and talk with them about their personal journey, origami, creative process, quarantine time and much more!

About the artist: Peter Engel has been creating original origami designs for over four decades. His work is inspired by the patterns of nature, the forms of music, traditional handicrafts, and Eastern philosophy and aesthetics, among many other influences. He received degrees in the history and philosophy of science at Harvard University and in architecture from Columbia University. Following his education, he spent a number of years conducting research and/or designing buildings in India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines, experiences that greatly influenced his origami design. The author of three books, Peter has exhibited his origami artwork and sculpture as well as lectured at numerous galleries and museums including the Asian Art Museum and the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Gettysburg College Art Museum in Pennsylvania, the Carpenter Center of Visual Arts at Harvard University, and other universities in the United States and Japan. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he practices architecture, and is married with two adult children.

Peter’s three books, Origami Odyssey: A Journey to the Edge of Paperfolding, 10-Fold Origami, and Origami from Angelfish to Zen can be found on Amazon.

In this session: Peter will talk about the evolution of his artistic process and his current design work, which focuses on the metamorphosis of forms. He will describe how he designed and constructed a recently-completed permanent installation in San Francisco of an origami bird mobile and his “theme and variations” approach to designing over ten thousand different bird species.

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Sunday July 26
9am PT | 12pm ET | 4pm GMT
on Zoom

Ticket is Donation based. which means You can change it to the amount you like to support the Origami Talk project. Promo codes are also still in effect. So if you have it feel free to use.

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