Szu-Yi Wang

Szu-Yi Wang is a spatial artist, papercraft maker and interior architect and involves social-cultural issues in her work. With this project she asks if the paper folding craft can ‘unfold’ its own ritual scenario. With its expressive folding visual, this papercraft series is developed with triangular folding elements derived from a typical technique generally used in making religious objects and sculptures in Taiwan. The work offers an alternative perspective on the tradition behind the religious paper crafts. By extracting them from context of ritual scenes, the colours, shapes and symbols are transformed to new metaphors. The pieces are inspired by religious ceremonies, but their abstract forms aim to free the audience’s imagination from existing understandings of those traditions.