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Talk about a bang for the buck! Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.

Won Park is the master of Origami.  He is also called the “money folder,” a practitioner of origami whose  canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting,  and folding, he creates life-like shapes in stunning detail. Be sure to make note of his unique home, a custom garbage truck!

Stir MagazineJust read an eye-popping article in Sherwin-Williams great Stir Magazine called Classical Color to learn that anicent statuary is not plain white marble by nature.  Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, a lecturer in classics at the University of Ediinburgh  reveals that ancient statues were often painted bright, vivid colors. Over the centuries the color faded leaving the other-worldly, white and translucent tone of the marble statues we see today.

German archeologist, Vinzenz Brinkman has spent the past 25 years recovering the ancients’ vibrant hues and patterns by using ultra-violet light and other techniques. A traveling exhibit entitled “Gods in Color” has stunned museum goers and scholars around the world!