Sweeney at Work

Wow, Richard Sweeney, also known as the Origami Master, is a mind boggling artist. I just found his work a few days ago but I have heard of him before. Amazing paper work! Seriously!

Biography (according to http://www.richardsweeney.co.uk/bio.htm):

Richard Sweeney was born in Huddersfield, England in 1984. He discovered a natural talent for sculpture at Batley School of Art and Design in 2002, which led him to the study of Three Dimensional Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he concentrated on the hands-on manipulation of paper to create design models, which ultimately developed into sculptural pieces in their own right.

Richard’s practice combines the disciplines of design, photography, craft and sculpture, resulting in a varied output of work including graphic design and public sculpture commissions. Combining hand-craft with computer aided design and CNC manufacturing techniques, Richard seeks to maintain an experimental, hand-on approach, utilising the unique properties of often mundane materials to discover unique sculptural forms. He has lectured at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna as part of the Sliver architecture lecture series 2009 and is a regular guest lecturer at the graphic design department at Sheffield Hallum University.

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9 thoughts on “Sweeney at Work

  1. Incredible work, love that bench at the end, if it is a bench? Hard to tell the scale. I’ve seen his work but did not know about him, great post, thanks!

    • It is a bench and is made of cardboard. Amazing work by an amazing artist. I’m glad you enjoyed it, thanks!

  2. Mr Sweeney has an impressive resume for someone so young, but then again, he has an impressive talent too, judging by the photos you have displayed here. You always come up with such cool posts, Megan.

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