An amazing zoo with animal sculptures
Origami is typically regarded as a particularly sensitive art form due to its elaborate designs folded from small, delicate pieces of paper. The traditional art of paper folding, though, means much more to Californian artist Hacer. When the artist was only 7 years old, Eleanor Coerr’s book Sadako and the Hundred Paper Cranes served as his first introduction to origami. And ever since Hacer was a young child, he has been fascinated by it. What started as a basic creative medium has grown to impact Hacer throughout his whole artistic career.
Hacer is known for his monumental artworks that resemble enormous origami creatures. But they are made of precisely constructed metal as opposed to paper. His artworks, which take their inspiration from origami, are frequently shown outdoors in metropolitan settings. Additionally, the artist was hired to place a number of his vibrant origami creatures across New York City’s Garment District for his most recent public show, Hacer: Alterations.
This undertaking, which was sponsored by The Garment District Alliance, is Hacer’s first significant solo exhibition on the East Coast. His vivid origami creations now adorn the open spaces in Midtown Manhattan between 36th and 39th avenues, bringing whimsy and fun to the neighborhood. In addition to two wolves, the biggest of which is 14 feet long, there are also a magenta elephant, a green bear cub, a yellow dog, two turquoise bunnies, and a magenta elephant.
According to Barbara A. Blair, president of The Garment District Alliance, “as we go into the fall, we would like the Garment District to be a welcome and delightful area for all guests, whether they are going to the workplace, traveling, or just traveling by.” “We are confident that these enormous constructions will make everybody smile, therefore we invite everybody to stop by and take a photo with their preferred origami design!”
Check the artist’s website to find out more about Hacer and his artworks that are influenced by origami. Up until November 23, 2021, you can see his vibrant metal masterpieces for yourself if you’re in Manhattan.
The Garment District in Midtown Manhattan is currently home to several of artist Hacer’s enormous creations that are influenced by origami.
The intricately constructed, multicolored origami creatures provide a touch of whimsical whimsy to the neighborhood’s urban setting.