At the end of 2018, you may recall that we had an ongoing interactive origami installation. . . Now, the year is 2019, and it’s time to unleash these thoughts and hopes into the universe! There’s great release in the act of unfolding; it’s a relaxing of structure, and a simplifying of form. And, most importantly, these messages are now exposed for others to absorb and contemplate.
I ask Shannon about where her inspiration comes from, and she unfolds for me a comprehensive system of aesthetic belief, tying her personal history to her love of world history.
From the ceiling of the concept shop, we’ve hung a large hand-tied net. Before the year is over, this net will be brimming with pieces of origami folded by… you! As the crowds flowed in and out on the night of our Capitol Hill Art Walk, we asked people to write down a hope or dream for the year to come. Then, in a quick lesson, we taught them how to fold that peace of paper containing the wish into a simple star box. The net has steadily been amassing these inscribed star boxes ever since, and will continue to fill until the end of 2018.