Vietnamese Artist Uses Rare Wet Folding Technique To Sculpt Difficult Curved Origami
Origami isn’t that easy in general, but Hoàng Tiến Quyết takes it to the next level with wet-folding. This type of origami folding adds complexity to the folding process, yet it allows for curves not accessible with regular folding. To achieve this effect, the paper is carefully brushed with a damp cloth. If the paper isn’t wet enough, it will dry out before the work is done; if it’s too wet, it might tear during folding.
Hoàng Tiến Quyết was born in 1988. He began experimenting with origami in the 1990’s, and by 2008, he was creating his own work and inventing new forms. Hoàng was also invited to co-author books on origami in 2011 and 2013. He also took part in various international paper-folding events, and was a special guest in the 2012 Japan Origami Academic Society Convention.