i’m jealous of francisca prieto

Gasp! I’m a little bit lost for words {which is rare for me}. This is just so beautiful, and oh so meticulous. This work is from the paper-folding series, Between the Folds, by Chilean born, London based artist Francisca Prieto. These sweet little birds are from pages of “A History of British Birds, 1870”, but now they are catalogued in an entirely new way… a delicate origami, tiny hidden window kind of way! LOVE. And there’s so much more where those little birds came from! Francisca folds just about everything – ornamental designs from 1892, British botanicals, some very very old maps:

I already said , Gasp!, right? ♥

comments (15)

  1. Wendi /// 04.08.2013 /// 8:57am

    Wow. Stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kathryn /// 04.08.2013 /// 12:27pm

    Oh my goodness. What a wonderful mashup of subject matter and technique. Catching my breath, even as I type this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. allie kelley /// 04.08.2013 /// 3:03pm

    oh my!

  4. Araya @ Wind and Willow Home /// 04.08.2013 /// 7:07pm

    So stunning. Yep, Gasp!

  5. Kelsey Lynore /// 04.08.2013 /// 9:45pm

    Origami in art. Delicate, precise, craft-heavy, and utterly stunning. I’m jealous, too. 😉

  6. Francesca /// 04.15.2013 /// 9:29am

    Lyric, delicate and beautiful.
    I’m jealous too.

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  8. deirdre /// 04.18.2013 /// 12:36pm

    gorgeous work

  9. Christina /// 04.21.2013 /// 7:09pm

    Very lovely.

  10. Sara /// 05.14.2013 /// 6:00am

    really jealous. so well executed.

  11. Sally /// 08.19.2013 /// 5:31am

    so gorgeous. however, as someone who does research, it’s painful to see the original materials being used, especially when digital reproduction is so readily available. reproductions = beautiful work and original materials still available for research.

  12. Helena /// 05.12.2014 /// 12:20pm

    This is so, so beautiful. Does anyone know what type of origami this is called?

  13. Tessa /// 06.02.2014 /// 6:45am

    Beautiful! When I googled found this – looks like a piece of hers is for sale here – http://artsale.strikingly.com/ but it’s not cheap work!! I guess could still go up a lot if she becomes collectible!

  14. tia henson /// 10.08.2015 /// 7:48am

    it reads like a cathedral window quilt. They are incredibly time consuming. I can see that the technique is different, but paper! So smart! If only i could just glue my quilts together. I don’t know what’s stopping me?

  15. Scott /// 07.05.2018 /// 4:15pm

    Beautiful work using simple origami modular. Though the price for her art is rather hefty considering the complexity of the model. Also be careful of posting links, images, and the know how of her work as she claims all copyright for that.