Talk about WOW! Stunning sunbursts of carefully folded, cut and placed pieces of paper have taken center stage. Origami mosaics by Japanese paper engineer Kota Hiratsuka provoke energy and happiness.

Sometimes the best things in life are what you weren’t expecting. He kind of fell into this art form even though the beautiful pieces didn’t come together so easily. With a little fiddling around with paper and failing (miserably) the artist just picked his scissors back up and cut a little of this, little of that, and stumbled on this original version of the traditional origami objects. He uses a canvas concept, placing his each crafted piece of the puzzle perfectly to create patterns that continue to change each time you look them over.

The strong presence of a full maned lion fills the frame. Light hits the peeks of the folds, laying shadows convincing us he’s real.

A green fluttering pinwheel continues to reveal more images than your mind can process. Exquisite almond lines grab the color changing waves of diamond shaped folds.

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Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.