The Paperblanks Ori Ligature Journal in the Mini size is 3.75 x 5.5 inches and Smyth Sewn for durability. It has 176 pages, includes a memento pouch and a ribbon marker, and features an elastic band closure.
Folding is an everyday practice in Japan, where from familiarity is born innovation, experimentation and a finely honed craft. Highly structured yet perfectly organic, a fold can be at once bravely minimal and breathtakingly sophisticated. Artist Yuko Nishimura fuses origami and origata in her art, featured here in our Ori series.
In her relief works, Ms. Nishimura's folded curves and straight lines suggest formal structure and the creative impulse. Repetition creates patterns and symmetry which in turn bring aesthetic and emotional pleasure to the viewer. These exquisite pieces celebrate the ties between art, culture and everyday life in Japan. From the simple fold we are reminded of the unending story of human ingenuity.