Elonah is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Pretoria, South Africa working at the intersection of art, installation, paper architecture, design and other things she loves.
As a paper architect I develop form through making. It is through this process of experimentation and observation I come to a new understanding. Paper is an expressive medium. The beauty lies in the process of folding that is both systematic and delightfully unpredictable. Folding is a metamorphic process. It is nimble and intuitive. Manipulation through folding changes the memory of paper that leads to discovery of a multitude of forms. Unfolding reveals a map of the decision making process that allows one to dissect and thereby strengthen, modify and adapt new methodologies. The final outcome is revealed through a sequence of small decisions and the freedom of making mistakes. Hence, Art through emotional sequence.
What started as a tiny one-person studio with a focus on suspended paper installations has since grown into a slightly larger two-person studio specializing in hand-made structural showpieces for window installations, advertising, editorials and private collectors.