Exhibition ORILAND Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA, August 1 - 8, 2007
"A mind-blowing exhibition by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov features Origami clowns and goblins, beautiful flower arrangements (Oribana) and sprawling medival castles. This exhibition is a visual feast of amazing creativity, artistry and talent."
The huge Oriland Exhibition of Kingdoms and Oribana was the main highlight of Origami Heaven, third Annual Origami Exhibition and Festival in Stony Brook, NY, USA, August 1 to 8, 2007.
On the final day of the exhibition, there was Origami Heaven Festival, so lots and lots of people – children and adults visited Oriland. Besides Oriland, there were teaching tables, origami workshops, tea ceremony, kimono dressing, storytelling and more. From Exhibition Guestbook: "Oriland is my favorite part of the origami festival"; "Wonderful, fabulous. Transported into another world"; "Remarkable! I want to live in Oriland!"
We were pleased to meet in person many Oriland.com fans on the exhibition; among them were even whole families. They came not only from Long Island, but even from far places like Syracuse, NY. Thanks a lot to all the parents for bringing their Oriland.com fans kids to the exhibition! They surely were very happy!
We've been asked many times by visitors: 'How do you pack and transport all this huge exhibition?' Well, this is another art… of packing :) We take all things apart and then carefully pack smaller parts into boxes, and then these boxes into bigger boxes. All this exhibition was packed into only 7 big boxes, 60x60x50 inches each! From Exhibition Guestbook: “Your exhibit is absolutely amazing. Actually, better that amazing. Thanks for sharing!”
Another frequent question… Some people couldn’t believe that all these designs were made without using glue and cutting. Yes, it is! Just paper squares and rectangles! In rare cases, we can use drops of glue in flowers to keep stalks and leaves in place for exhibition purposes. From Exhibition Guestbook: “An Excellent and Original way of using origami to create something more artistic out of something already incredibly artistic.”
It was amazing how many people were transforming during their staying in Oriland, their faces changed to childish-opened-surprised-lightened view. That was like magic!
From Exhibition Guestbook: “Wow! We are amazed and delighted by your creation!!!"; "Amazing! Beautiful work with paper!"
So, our virtual tour on the Oriland Exhibition at Stony Brook is over. We'll be glad to meet you all on our future exhibits. Sincerely yours, creators of Oriland, Katrin and Yuri Shumakov.