Take Your Work Unexpected Places

How often do you manage to do something surprising with your work?  Or are your stories pretty predictable?

This is what I was thinking about after I saw some pictures of the orukami (Origami) created by Himanshu Agrawal.  Not only does his work encompass the amazing pieces that I think of us “normal” origami (a variety of small animals) but he does other work on a much larger scale.

Check out his work on his Flickr stream and you’ll see a Western-styled dragon made out of newspaper and an Eastern-styled dragon made out of the metallic foil used in cigarette packages.  Not only is the paper he uses sometimes a bit unusual but you’ll find some pieces here that are much larger than a human.

So, what can you do to make your own work larger than life?

Special thanks to Ann Martin of All Things Paper who first brought Himanshu Agrawal’s work to my attention.



All things paper Ann Martin