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My Senior Art Thesis is now complete! I can say that this is the longest I’ve spent working on one single project. And I loved doing it. Of course there were times near the end of folding all the triangles, that I thought, is this possible to complete? But I especially liked getting away from working digitally to working more with my hands. Through this process, I’ve learned that I need to do more physical work and take breaks from my computer more often. I’m hoping this won’t be my last piece.

Folded was created as a requirement for graduation. It was on exhibit this past week at my school’s Art Gallery. I began the piece by collecting paper. I used all found paper – paper that was given to me, paper I had collected over time, paper from old artworks, paper bags, or paper I bought from old bookstores (I love paper!). I then cut down the paper to 4″ x 4″ squares. From there I proceeded to fold and glue each into their three-dimensional form. After I had the triangles folded, I counted and mapped out the color pattern. And finally began gluing them all together. In the end the piece has about 3,500 triangles and is about 12 x 13′.
My artist statement:
It’s fascinating working with a medium in which a new tactile experience is explored.
A medium that is often regarded as common, but has also created strong connections with its viewers.
Each has a story to tell, from old maps to smaller paper remnants.
These have been taken from their discarded state and folded three-dimensionally to further their transformation.
A transformation that finds order in its details.
A transformation into something beautiful.
*Photos by Lehua Noelle


  1. December 10, 2011

    it’s beautiful, Eva. I so wish we could’ve made it down there to see it in person. Congratulations on finishing so beautifully.

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  2. December 10, 2011

    I love it!!!! I would love to have this hanging in my home!!!

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  3. Anonymous
    December 10, 2011

    Wow! What a spectacular work! It’s hard to believe that you are no longer the new baby girl next door. Congratulations!

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  4. Alex Goedhart
    December 12, 2011


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  5. December 13, 2011

    Excellent Work Eva! I especially love the maps!

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  6. December 13, 2011

    I am so in love with this.
    Eva, it is beautiful.

    you have created something beautiful

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