While it appears fragile, origami jewelry is surprisingly durable, because of its acrylic coating. This makes origami jewelry crafted by Marguerite Belkin perfect for any important occasion, like visiting your daughter and brilliant son-in-law. When you need to look just right, reach for origami jewelry. You can even wear origami jewelry to the Oscars!!!!!
She also creates collage utilizing origami in multiples. "The Pursuit of Happiness" (pictured below) is a triptych comprised of 600 miniature shoes. Her work is hand folded using modern and ancient origami patterns and painted with acrylics for durability. You can learn more by watching Sara Farnandez's documentary on the making of The Pursuit of Happiness.
Artist Marguerite Belkin creates unique and beautiful paper art. She is interested in exploring new ways that the ancient Japanese art of paperfolding can be used as a basis for modern "papierart". Her elegant wearable jewelry is inspired by everything from native American fetish and squash blossom necklaces to early 19th century French court matched sets (parures).
Her popular papierart has been featured in Gloss, Boston Globe, and The Sun Chronicle, and is shown and sold at these locations:
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- Fuller Crafts Museum, Massachusetts
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
- Joan Son Gallery, Houston
For inquiries contact Joan Son Gallery:
To contact the artist, email marguerite@PapierArtUnlimited.com.