Vance Houston
SPARKS, Nevada

A self-taught Origami artist, Vance Houston has created his own folding technique, which he uses to construct his complex and intricate sculptures. He classifies his work as “Paper Engineering.” Each work is made up of thousands of sheets of paper, which he folds and then assembles together through a process of weaving. His work relies on mathematics, geometry and symmetry to achieve the final structure. The pieces form as he creates them, building upon each initial shape to become increasingly multidimensional. The final pieces have a molecular, futuristic quality, projecting a sense of possibility, or thoughts of something infinite. From every angle you view the sculptures they take on a new form. There is an element of surprise, both in their blueprint-free construction, and the ability take on a new meaning each time you rotate the work. The interweaving process mirrors Vance’s view on art. When asked why he doesn’t have a studio he responds, “my life is art and it consumes my world. Having a studio infers that you only work and create in that particular space.”

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Intersecting Rectangular Octagons

Sculpture on paper


18" h x 4.5" w 
1 lbs. 3 oz.


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This original origami sculpture contains roughly 1,000 hand folded 3" sheets of my self created interlocking base-fold. The foundation of the design is essentially 4 "open octagons" that share a common center. Each octagon is created by using the form of 16 cubes that sit both parallel and intersect off of each other in a rotating manner. This sculpture is freestanding and does not need a support system or base for display. 


Sculpture refers to visual art objects that are 3-dimensional. Sculpture can be made with a wide range of materials, such as clay, wood, bronze, or found objects. The medium can also be constructed and assembled in a variety of ways, such as, molding, welding and carving.


Paper is a very common surface for all types of artwork, including photography, printmaking, drawing and painting. Art paper varies in thickness and color. Read the notes section to learn more about the paper used to create this artwork. If not noted as framed, most paper artwork will require framing.


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