Study in Black and Tan

Red Gate

Museum of Textiles

Richard Hutman

Artist Statement

As an artist, I use folded paper to unearth, create and explore cities of the imagination. Once, travel took me to distant lands and ancient civilizations. Sketching engraved them in my memory. My search for Lost Cities had begun. Now I transform building blocks of folded paper into structures and spaces – pleasing and strange. Some are covered with drawings or paintings; others, awash in color and pattern. Eight variations, 70 works, and five Lost Cities later, my search continues for rich possibilities yet to be discovered in simple things.