Origami with Daniel Ranger

Twelve-year-old artist Daniel Ranger has been practicing the Japanese art of origami for many years and already has two exhibitions under his belt including a permanent exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre. At Supercrawl 2018, Daniel will be helping youth make origami art in the Tim Hortons Family Zone. Visit him at the Unfiltered Facts tent from 12-6pm on Sunday September 16 to learn how to transform a simple sheet of paper into something extraordinary!

Japanese for "folding paper",  origami is an art form that has been practiced for 1,500 years, give or take. Originally used only for ceremonial purposes, origami has blossomed into the mainstream over the last century,  and has become familiar enough that it has been reflected in popular culture — from contemporary fashion to films like Kubo and the Two Strings. Visit the Unfiltered Facts tent to join youth advocates and featured artists as they bring the artistry of Friday’s Kubo & the Two Strings movie through the rest of the Supercrawl weekend.  

in addition to being an origami artist, Daniel Ranger loves to sail and swim and is a junior ambassador for Great Lakes Trust. He has a keen interest in environmental issues and has worked alongside biologists to collect and catalogue species in the Humber River, Credit Valley, and Don River watersheds. His first public art project, SOS: Save Our Shells, was an intervention on behalf of snails for Grow Op 2017 at the Gladstone Hotel. The installation, consisting of more than 500 origami snails in mini ecosystems and snail crossings also crafted from paper, drew attention to what is beautiful, fragile, and unseen in the urban wilderness. His second, Deep Blue, saw him collaborate with . sustainable arts enterprise Labspace Studios on a permanent installation at the Ontario Science Centre. The participatory art installation celebrates the beauty, ecology and majestic depths of Lake Ontario by using geodata and hundreds of pieces of suspended origami to map its depth, terrain and form. Like Unfiltered Facts, Daniel Seeks to affect change through art

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