Using Japanese origami paper 'washi' Caroline will fold origami for months to build a harmony of colour to use like a palette of paint in the creation of a piece. The paper she uses is the same paper Rembrandt used and it is celebrated for its durability and preservative qualities. Caroline also creates her own patterned 'washi' through drawing, painting, printmaking, Photoshop and by adding gold leaf to her designs to make them even more unique. She uses both single sheet and modular origami in her work.
Butterflies - symbolising Hope, Change, New Life, Beauty and Fragility
Cranes - a bird symbolising Peace, Love and Longevity
She has modified these folds to make them completely unique, and Legend states that the person who folds one thousand origami cranes will be granted their wish. She must have been granted many by now!
Caroline learnt origami whilst teaching in Japan. The story of Sadako Sasaki and the phrase 'I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world' is the inspiration, and the wish is for World Peace:
'This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the World'
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park