A wise painter once said: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Artistic expression; the capture of solitary human moments that might otherwise float by unnoticed. Why write stories? Why snap images of a world we have already seen?
We rely on writers and photographers to translate the nature of our existence, to define the strange experiences that shape understandings of ourselves and each other. And with the launch of Origami Journal, a publication intended to share these captured moments, we are hoping to add fresh life to these cultural veins of society.
This project has been years in the making, brewing in our minds like a simmering crock pot. As artists, we have seen the wall that exists between validation of art and rejection, and seek to showcase talent in an unbridled medium. Our agenda is simple: To create a collection of stimulating stories and photographs that could spark an idea or the imagination in others; a jumper cable for your mind. We are so excited to finally launch Origami Journal and have the opportunity to give writers and photographers the exposure they deserve.
A heartfelt thank you to all of our debut contributors and to those that will become future contributors. We cannot wait to take this creative journey with you and carve something meaningful into our ever-expanding digital universe. Check out our debut issue!
May your muses never take extended vacations,
Laura & Lorna