imagine • fold• become

Joan Son   
an American artist who has devoted her career to the exploration of contemporary origami as fine art.

CLICK on this photo to see my 17 minute tour and talk about this exhibit.

Big thanks to Melissa Nobel for making the video and posting it to YouTube!

An installation of retro inspired fashions from origami artist, Joan Son. Based on her original paper doll dress designs from 1958, Joan uses a variety of paper techniques to create full size dress sculptures which honor the past and open the portal to the present. June 2019 to December 2019

The Printing Museum • 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019

CLICK on this photo for my 15 minutes of fame in the summer of 2018 with Kay Sarver!

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In December 2019 Channel 13 in Houston ran a feature on my work. Even though there were a few exaggerations in this report, it was fun to have them here!


Sorry about the commercial you must watch first!

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to see a few of my recent works...

gifts of art for all occasions

Friday - Saturday April 30 - May 1. 2021
Joan’s Montrose Studio 904 Welch St. 77006

Keiko wire & beaded jewelry silver and stones from Stacey Johnson Kay Nguyen ceramics
Light House Glass Ann Caven fancy aprons Lee Benner metal art
crochet and prints from Karen Crum Joan Son origami
wind chimes & cutting boards from Eric Miller Karla Dee crazy quilts
More! 23rd year

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