I’m really looking forward to an exhibition titled KIRIGAMI: Scissors + Paper, that will be held at the Japan Foundation Gallery later this month. The exhibition belongs to the wonderfully talented kirigami artist Kanako Yaguchi. Kanako’s fascination with kirigami began over 15 years ago. She now travels the globe exhibiting her beautifully cut works and demonstrating her skillful way with scissors.
Combine the Japanese words for kiru (to cut) and kami (paper), and you get kirigami – like origami, but with scissors. The wonder of kirigami is in its simplicity, with everyday objects coming together to create playful kaleidoscopes of colour and form. – The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
The Japan Foundation in Sydney is hosting a number of events where you can meet the artist and learn how to make kirigami works of your own! For more information about the exhibition and other events please click here.
(Images // KANAKO YAGUCHI, kirigami works.)