Folded Geodesic Lanterns
I began creating my art in the 1980s when I made flyable kites to sell at craft fairs and at kite shops throughout the country. I still make kites, but now they are meant to fly as wall art. I work in paper and bamboo, and and make pieces up to six feet in diameter.
My folded geodesic lanterns are made using photographic imagery as in the larger kite pieces. I patiently fold the heavy paper and then glue in a heavy wooden base. Some of the lanterns are perforated, created an effect of twinkling stars when lit from within. They are illuminated
with either an LED with an in-line switch or using a battery-powered
touch lamp. The lanterns provide soft accent illumination and are
perfect as a child’s night light.