being koi

January 19, 2011

I’ve rambled on about modern origami before, but this installation of origami koi really takes the cake.

I love the effect of the piece – so luxurious, yet eloquent in its minimalism – and am thusly indulging the Chinese in me by pointing out that it’d make for beautiful Chinese New Year home decor.

Much better than the garish red and gold posters that have sadly become de rigueur, no?

5 Gold leaf origami koi installation by artist Sipho Mabona available here.