Martial Art : Creating Something from Nothing : Won Park – ‘the Money Folder’

Let’s face it, the US Dollar is heading towards an early retirement especially if the BRIC nations have their way. Thank God for the grand master of Origami, Won Park. Also known as ‘the money folder,’ Park seems to stand alone in his belief that the US currency still has some value – at least as an art material. By simply folding and bending Dollar bills, Park creates amazing life-like 3-d Origami sculptures of ‘everyday’ objects including cameras, butterflies, Chinese dragons, space ships and angry bears – literally anything that takes his fancy it seems. However, more recently Park has started working with a new medium, the Euro – obviously he’s come to the realization that the Dollar’s demise is imminent. You can view more of Park’s work here.



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