22 Oct 2021 | 04:53am IST
Folding paper into an intricate art
Ayush Shinde a young artist has learned the intricate art of Kirigami which is a Japanese art form and he learned this skill from his mentor at school a few years ago. His talent is very evident in the art he has created
“Every child is an
problem is how to
remain an artist once he grows up” Pablo Picasso has rightly said and true to
his saying lots of support, guidance and consistency is required for any artist
to give an edge and excellence in his art form. A 13 year old young boy from
Vaddem named Ayush Shinde is trying to create his own amazing world by his
Kirigami art which he got inspired by his mentor from his school a few years ago.
During a candid conversation with young Ayush Shinde, it was
learnt that when he was studying in standard 6th, he came across Origami and
the Kirigami Art work which was practiced and had displayed by his mentor
Brother Arthur Rodrigues in his school Regina Mundi.
When asked more about the Kirigami art form, he said that this
is a Japanese craft art which involves carving, cutting papers, folding,
glueing and illuminating the final craft. Whereas on the other hand, Origami
art involves folding of papers in a particular manner to create some art
When quizzed about what made him take up this form of rare art
which is not much popular and practiced in Goa, Ayush informed that he saw his
mentor Brother Arthur carving some beautiful art work of some plain paper with
help of some tools such as cutters, some sort of measurement board. After that
Ayush got some guidance from Brother Arthur too who supplied tools such as
cutters required for carving papers and also taught some nuances of Kirigami
During the time of CoVID19 pandemic when the schools were shut
and there were restrictions on movement, Ayush utilised that time in making
several art pieces and framed them. He informed that there are more than 20
Kirigami art frames made by him and some more are in the process of completion.
When asked about time required and ideas he gets to take up these artwork,Ayush
said that time to make one frame varies, sometimes it takes a week and some
time even it takes one or two months. I have seen some Kirigami art work
online, did some reading about the art and my observation of surroundings also
helps me and inspires me to do various art works” he added.
Later when questioned about what he tends to do in the near
future, Ayush said that his parents, teachers have supported and encouraged him
to do such constructive things. If given an opportunity and backing then he
would like to excel in this Kirigami art form.
Meanwhile, when asked, Brother Arthur Rodrigues who teaches in
Regina Mundi school, he was all praise for his student Ayush Shinde and added
that at such a young age excelling in such a rare craft art which requires lots
of patience and concentration is amazing. Kirigami art is a beautiful art and
this needs to be promoted by encouraging more students to learn it. This art if
pursued and taken up professionally then it could open avenues to earn income
for the practitioner.