Horrorgami by Marc Hagan-Guirey
Artist Marc Hagan-Guirey is in the midst of creating a series of iconic horror houses using the art of kirigami (a form of origami in which the paper is not only folded, but cut). Each of these houses is made from a single sheet of paper. It’s pretty incredible stuff and if you keep an eye on his website, more will be revealed in the coming days, including the Psycho house and the Ghostbusters HQ.
Here’s a bit more information on the process from the artist himself:
Quite early on, I knew the best way to display the buildings was to use light boxes. The models themselves have a dual personality. In daylight they are at their most innocent: you can see exactly how the piece has been engineered and crafted, but at night when backlit, the model takes on a new character. Theatrical silhouettes bring the kirigami to life and the imagination takes over, filling in the blanks and embellishing the model with details remembered from the film. I liken this to the effect of watching a horror movie during the day as opposed the much more fearful experience of watching it a night. Horror films of the ‘70s and ‘80s are in a completely different class to those of today. At the mere mention of films such as The Shining and The Exorcist I’m always blown away by the reaction I get from people and their personal experiences of watching them. They almost have a “Where were you when” feel to them. This is why I think people have such strong reactions to Horrorgami and for me why they’re such a joy to make.