Nano Origami by Artist Anja Markiewicz – Tiny Folded Origami Paper Sculptures

by Sherry Riter in Art  

German artist, Anja Markiewicz, manipulates paper into super tiny shapes such as a flower, pig, horse, swan, fish, cow and so much more. She has called it her nano origami because the finished pieces are extremely small – much smaller than regular origami.

Origami actually means “folding” (ori-) “paper” (-gami) and Markiewicz uses her hands and a toothpick to fold the paper into paper sculptures that are simply amazing in their detail. I dare say that she has patience.

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Can you guess why this is my favorite? (grin)

Snowflake Nano-Orgami by Anja Markiewicz

Markiewicz even sells some of her nano origami encased in bubbles. There are key chains, jewelry and mobile phone charms at a very small price.

Hey my little arachnophobic daughter…Would you like me to buy you one of these pieces?

nano-origami spider necklace and keychain

(wicked evil grin)

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1 Stéfan February 26, 2012 at 4:27 am

This is amazing. That snowflake is indeed one of my favorites too… I prefer paper snowflakes to real snowflakes though (wink).

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2 PJ February 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Goodness! Talk about tedious work! I loved the dragon and the horse.

God Bless!
PJ

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3 Katherines Corner February 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

wow, miniatures are amazing xo P.S. only two days left to enter the Sweetheart Giveaway 🙂

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4 Skip_D February 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Incredible! Yes, such tiny detail work must demand amazing patience! I love the snowflake… The spiders… Ohhh, I love them all! Thanks for showing them to us!

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5 kkrafts February 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I love the frog, no wait, the flower, no the…They are all awesome!

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6 Dane Zeller February 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

Origami, merely interesting at its normal size, becomes stunning at the miniature level. The only difference is its size!

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