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Paper Sculptures

Click through the steps in the box and watch the video below to create a paper sculpture.

In 1975, the Hunter Museum commissioned artist Doris Leeper to create the Modular Wall Relief in Eight Colors , a geometric installation made of 160 individual pieces. Using sheets of paper and the instructions below, create geometric paper sculptures you can arrange into your own modular artwork inspired by Leeper’s work.

MATERIALS

Square sheets of paper

If you have colored paper, you can make it in bright colors like the Leeper installation.

STEP 1

Fold the paper square in half horizontally.

STEP 2

Unfold the paper.

STEP 3

Fold the paper in half vertically.

STEP 4

Unfold the paper.

STEP 5

Fold two of the corners toward the center.

STEP 6

Fold the other two corners toward the center.

STEP 7

Unfold one corner.

STEP 8

Flip the paper over.

STEP 9

While raising the center, fold the open corner in half.

STEP 10

Continue pushing up the center until you create a three-sided pyramid.

STEP 11

Tuck the overhanging corner under your pyramid.

STEP 12

Repeat steps 1 – 11 and arrange your pyramids into modular relief sculptures.

DID YOU KNOW?

Not only was Doris Leeper an accomplished artist, she was an environmentalist too! That means she worked to protect and preserve the earth.

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