Artist’s Portfolio

I’m a self-taught artist with a passion for all things paper (from origami to scherenschnitte). I love molding paper into gravity-defying three-dimensional forms that never fail to mesmerize me. A math-geek to the core, this is where my passions for art and science collide. The poet in me helps me express my work in a much better way. I get to cut all the slices with my scalpel and piece them together like a puzzle afterwards; how fun is that? Most of the sculptures I make can be folded flat and are easy to carry around.

Kirigami Floral Ball

Torus

Curvilicious

The Glass Bowl – inspired by a crystal bowl my wife loves.

The Vase

The Vase

The Ripple Effect

Blood and Ashes

Blood and Ashes

Blood and Ashes

Blood and Ashes

Blood and Ashes – Extreme close-up

The Arabesque

The Arabesque

The Arabesque

The Arabesque – Extreme close-up

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

The Wormhole – Symmetry

Serene Supplication

Serene Supplication
Serene Supplication

Serene Supplication – A close-up of the arches

Serene Supplication – the praying man
The Anniversary Card

The Anniversary Card

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights – Close-up

Crossroads

Crossroads – close-up

Anyone’s Game

Mission: Earth

Into the Light

The Only Star

The Only Star

My Artist’s Statement is available here. Please feel free to share your feedback about my work so far.

Cheers,
Yousuf

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62 thoughts on “Artist’s Portfolio

    • Dear Jenn,

      Thank you so much for the kind words. Time is something that I seem to have run out of these days. I have a few concepts that I wish to work on but am unable to do so as I have a 45 day old son at home keeping me up at night. πŸ˜‰ I will, hopefully, resume work once he settles into a sleeping routine. πŸ™‚

      Cheers,
      Yousuf

      • Yes. My daughter’s 1 yr 8 months now and she’s pulling away from me as we speak, cherishing her new-found independence. If only I could stop time. 😦

  1. Your work is very different and amazing to look at, to see the lines and beauty in them and to wonder how you ever pieced them all together. AND they lie flat? Amazing.

  2. How lovely these are! I’ve never tried anything like this but I love origami and can do some simple ones (the simplest origami lotus flowers and leaves can look great, too, if done with care!)

  3. All of these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! And amazingly creative. I have a nephew who is also a math geek — and he also loves to create with his hands — except that he does his creative work through sewing.
    You’re very talented.

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