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Vicki Bolen

Little Bird De Papel Gallery

Vicki Bolen Edit Profile 999 Following 2,032 Followers Albuquerque, NM, United States I first learned the art of origami 25 years ago as a way to keep myself busy and to create gifts for friends. I came to love the process of folding paper and it is something that always feels good to do. I fold the cranes because it gives me a sense of peace and people often feel inspired to share...

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... their stories of the cranes when they see my work.

Working with paper to create art gave me an appreciation of the beauty and cultural significance of this versatile material. After many years my work naturally evolved beyond origami to include hand made greeting cards, book making, boxes and mono prints. Each piece gives me the opportunity to create something useful while expressing myself artistically.

The simplicity of paper allows for a great deal of innovation when creating art. I combined a variety of paper types and wove pieces of fabric through them to add texture and dimension in my mono print series. My latest artistic direction is to take elements of some of my preexisting work, and sew them together in new combinations. The finished design resembles quilted fabric but is made entirely of paper and thread.

I attend numerous art and crafts festivals throughout the country because my intent is to share the joy I experience in making art. Being accessible as an artist and talking to people about the process and the inspiration behind my work is important to me. It is incredibly satisfying to create something unexpected that is simple yet complex enough to keep the viewer captivated.

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Medium 205b black gold origami crane earrings with colored crystals

Gold Dangle Earrings
Earrings
$25.00

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Gold Dangle Earrings
Earrings
$25.00

 
Medium blue earrings

Gold Dangle Earrings
Earrings
$25.00

Medium pink earrings

Gold Dangle Earrings
Earrings
$25.00

Medium 257a purple earrings paper jewelry price cute gifts for girlfriend anniversary gifts

Gold Dangle Earrings
Earrings
$25.00

 
Medium 263a silver handmade paper earrings jewelry origami art gifts wedding anniversary

Silver Dangle Earrings
Earrings
$25.00

Medium 259a purple earrings origami for sale paper jewelery for girlfriend for mom birthday gift idea

Silver Dangle Earrings
Earrings
$25.00

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Weather-Resistant Outdoor Banner
Outdoor: Small Scale
$175.00

 
Medium 6 cranes

Weather-Resistant Outdoor Mobile
Outdoor: Small Scale
$90.00

Medium three crane

Weather-Resistant Outdoor Mobile
Outdoor: Small Scale
$45.00

Medium six crane mobile

Weather-Resistant Outdoor Banner
Outdoor: Small Scale
$90.00

 
Medium 594 garden mobile with tyvek origami cranes and upcycled mattress spring

Weather-Resistant Wall Art
Wall Sculptures
$75.00

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Weather-Resistant Outdoor Mobile
Outdoor: Small Scale
$175.00

Medium 303f purple handbound accordian journal japanese paper key coin closure

Accordian Journal
Books & Pens
$25.00

 
Medium red and gold journal split up

Accordian Journal
Books & Pens
$25.00

Medium 305c orange floral handbound accordian journal japanese paper key coin closure

Accordian Journal
Books & Pens
$25.00

Medium 307f blue koi pond print handbound accordian journal japanese paper key coin closure

Accordian Journal
Books & Pens
$25.00

 
Medium 310d gold butterfly print handbound accordian journal japanese paper key coin closure

Accordian Journal
Books & Pens
$25.00

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A Gift from the Sea
Mixed Media & Collage
$125.00

Medium cooperation wordpress

Cooperaton
Mixed Media & Collage
$125.00

 
Medium all angels soar wordpress

All Angels Soar
Mixed Media & Collage
$125.00

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Horizontal Balance
Mixed Media & Collage
$125.00

Medium long flag home wordpress

Long Flag Home
Mixed Media & Collage
$125.00

 
Medium round flip excursion wordpress

Round Flip Excursion
Mixed Media & Collage
$125.00