If you live in Michigan, I encourage you to check out artist Linda Stephen's origami collage landscapes at the University of Michigan Health System's Gifts of Art Gallery. Her work is being featured for two months in a solo exhibit titled Folding in Color: Origami Landscapes. The exhibit runs through April 8, 2013. It is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stephens, who spent seven years in Japan working as a teacher and translator, sees origami as a metaphor for hope. Her work is inspired by nature and our interactions with the world around us.
The artworks on display at the University of Michigan's Health Systems Gifts of Art Gallery incorporate origami as well as oshi-e (paintings from quilted silk scraps) and chigiri-e (painting with paper).
Visit the University of Michigan Health System's Gifts of Art Gallery website to learn more about the work featured in this venue. Visit LindaStephen.com to learn more about Stephen's artwork and her upcoming exhibitions.