NOIR consists of over 400 individually cut and handmade origami Fortune Teller forms made from white paper glued together with ethylene vinyl acetate and manipulated into a circle to create the final structure.
The piece took over 50 hours to create. 'NOIR evolved from my memory of a decision making game that I liked as a child called Fortune Teller, where the players must first choose a colour, then a number, which in turn would determine their fate and the hidden task in the middle.
I created 100s of Fortune Tellers, played around and manipulate them until I discovered ‘Circle.’ I began this process by photographing interesting and repetitive geometrical patterns found in the built urban environment. The lines and angles of a roof, the patterns embedded into a cobbled street and the layers and forms created by a stack of newspapers. I realised that all these elements exist because someone had made a decision to create them, that life is built around hundreds of seemingly small, insignificant decisions to create a greater whole and that it is ongoing in nature.
The process of making hundreds of small decisions everyday determine the shape and form of our lives NOIR is a metaphor for this process where the small individual forms of the Fortune Tellers brought together create the shape and form of the finished sculpture.
Hueston, F., Noir, (2015), paper, ethylene vinyl acetate, 35 x 35cm
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Paper and Ethylene Vinyl Acetate