Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Loss of an Artist: Vanessa Gould Remembers Eric Joisel

The world lost a gentle and brilliant origamist earlier this month in Eric Joisel, the master paper folder featured in Vanessa Gould's Peabody Award-winning film Between the Folds. The film, which premiered on Independent Lens last year and will be rebroadcast January 18, featured Joisel as "The Artist." Gould sent us this tribute.
JoiselPortrait.jpgWith the death of Eric Joisel, the French artist featured in Between the Folds, comes an immense and, in many ways, indescribable sense of loss. Messages of sadness were emailed, tweeted and posted from all corners of the world. There remains a collective sense of sorrow, from friends, acquaintances and strangers alike. Eric was at the height of his career.
see more of his work here
NYTimes Obituaries - Folds and Figures
Published: October 19, 2010
Mr. Joisel, a solitary Frenchman who was widely regarded as one of the most illustrious origami artists in the world, died on Oct. 10 in Argenteuil, outside Paris. He was 53.

Eric Joisel from Jamie Kelley on Vimeo.