Art Blocks
Main Street Marquee: Year of the Rooster
901 Main
Houston, TX 77002
Photo: Morris Malakoff
No Longer on View

Artist Chun Hui Pak studies the lines left when an origami sculpture is unfolded to its original sheet and renders the patterns that emerge in bright trompe l'oeil oil paintings.

Her enormous work, Year of the Rooster, which is inspired by Chinese zodiac signs, features three origami roosters: one facing left- welcoming tradition and heralding the new year; another facing right- saying goodbye to the year; and a third, appearing as a sheet of paper crisscrossed by creases, which maps its destined path from flat paper to crowing bird.


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