Print Exchange at Conference

This January I have been working on a project for the Southern Graphics Print Council Conference, which will be in New Orleans this March.  I am participating in a exchange with printmakers from all over the US.  We are to design a print that will be folded into a 3D "home" representing the nomadic lifestyle many people are experiencing in this world because of war, natural disasters, the economy, globalization, and much more. This houseboat is based off a Kettuvallom, which is a popular houseboat in India.  It is also inspired by the Dutch and how they have always embraced water in their cities.  If scientists are right about ocean levels rising in the near future, many more people may choose or be forced to navigate the rising seas in their homes. 

Planning the print was a new challenge, I have never made a print into a 3D form. I decided to use the Japanese tradition of paper folding, Origami. Below is the final product.