I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know SIpho Mabona at the recent BOS convention in Bradford. He is a hugely gifted creator of origami, but more importantly, is a thoughtful and highly creative artist as well. From what he said, it’s clear origami may not be his main focus of attention for much longer, but the way in which he uses origami concepts to inform other creative work is nothing short of inspiring.
Having exhibited at galleries in the early 90s, I have For many years sublimated my artistic urges in favour of earning a living through origami, but I now feel reinvigorated and hoping to create art for arts sake once more. Our interview with Sipho was filmed and I’m sure many of you will find it equally inspiring when it is posted.