Resilience with origami Koi Fish, drawn and printed on Canson Miteinte and Washi Japanese paper
Resilience depicting the end cover – drawn images of yoga postures
Resilience with slipcase made from lama Li and mat board
close view of the explosion pop-up, paper- Ingres and Bugra pastel
inner view of Resilience with the Koi fish swimming upstream in the center
accordion book , explosion pop-ups, origami fish
edition of 3
H11″x W 7″x D 20″ open
Resilience was created as a result of many hurdles that were put in my path. I had a choice to examine new ways of dealing with adversity. Besides meditation and talk therapy, I sought out exercise, Yoga, and art-making. I chose to examine the Koi fish as an origami structure because they signify perseverance. In Japan, the Koi represent strength by swimming upstream and surviving difficult living conditions. The Koi fish are housed in a pocket sleeve in this book and travel or swim around the book.
The explosion pop-ups house phrases or significant words by people who have dedicated their lives to health.