The Money Folder – Won Park

enterprise money origami

Instead of spending his money (I guess in these recessionary times careful spending is necessary…), Won Park has decided to master the art of Japanese paper folding, which has given him the opportunity to pursue two of his most favourite things; making money and making art. Money folder as he is known as, uses mainly United States one dollar bills as his canvas to fold, tuck, twist and bend the bills into life. “No glue, no cuts, no tape” he says.

origami money stegasaurus

Park creates geometric creatures and objects; both living and non-living, that amazes his audiences due to the sheer detail of each creation. He’s often challenged by his friends and family to create a variety of objects. I guess that’s where his inspiration and drive to create comes from. You will see from the images below he has also been working with Euros recently, to draw the attention of European audiences.

Although you don’t see this artist’s work gracing any museums, Park’s portfolio is worth a look. It’s also a great money saving technique since he probably doesn’t want to ‘unfold’ his artwork after it’s been created… better than a piggy bank don’t you think?

If Origami design is something you’re interested in, check out the Origami City by Wataru Ito of Tokyo for further inspiration!

via The Design Inspiration

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  • ben
  • phil

    it’d be great if i had extra bills lying around to fold…haha

  • sam

    ur dumb philllllllll

  • Ana

    Mr. Park, love your home. You're extemely talented.

  • Rob

    Where can I get folding instructions for these?

  • http://www.vidafine.com ben

    i wish i know! hah

  • Geerock2000

    how do i contact to buy one of each?? please email me if you know geerock2000@yahoo.com