When translated from Japanese, ori means ‘folding’, and kami means ‘paper’. And Adam Tran’s origami transforms this art of folding paper to a realistic level rarely encountered before in the scope. The end results pertain to a wide variety of wild life, with some being exotic like dinosaurs, and some related to more mundane stuff like insects. But the common aesthetics prevalent among these paper-made creations is the sheer level of detailing and artistry that has gone into each of the specimens.
As a result, we can comprehend (and admire) the jagged teeth, the leathery scales, the spiky contortions and ominous claws – all crafted by the modification of only paper. And moreover, there is a conscientious side to the whole scope, with Tran’s artworks being exhibited along the national circuit in his native Vietnam – thus raising awareness about the fascinating art in the country.