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Artist Profile

Joe Spear
Growing up in West Philly, Spear attended the University City New School, where his buddy, Hiroshi, introduced him to Japanese folding Art. Later Joe attended the Tyler School of Art, where he began experimenting with Origami created with metals rather than paper. Joe's process utilizes fabrication and casting of metals like Aluminum and Bronze thru the lost wax process. Spear studied under and worked with acclaimed artists such as Winifred Lutz, Jude Tallechet, Joe Tiberino, Melvin Goldfield...

Growing up in West Philly, Spear attended the University City New School, where his buddy, Hiroshi, introduced him to Japanese folding Art. Later Joe attended the Tyler School of Art, where he began experimenting with Origami created with metals rather than paper. Joe's process utilizes fabrication and casting of metals like Aluminum and Bronze thru the lost wax process.

Spear studied under and worked with acclaimed artists such as Winifred Lutz, Jude Tallechet, Joe Tiberino, Melvin Goldfield, Bruce Wolfe, Larry Ludtke, Star York, Estella Loretto, and David Pearson. Meeting Ruth Asawa in San Francisco was an honor, as she was a master Sculptor and the primary pioneer of Metal Origami.

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Latest Offerings

Chain of Cranes 2
JS-01-23
$2,800.00
Fan Wing Crane Fountain
JS-17-22
$8,500.00
Horned Toad Maquette x 3
JS-19-22
$1,200.00
Abundance
JS-10-23
$32,000.00
Desert Bloom
JS-11-22
$4,200.00
Kissing Cranes
JS-02-23
$750.00
Serenity
JS-06-23
$25,000.00
Best Buds
JS-03-23
$1,200.00
Assertion 2/45
JS-05-22
$3,900.00
Origami Dragonfly
JS-04-22
$5,200.00
Stairway
JS-21-21
$22,000.00
Star Seed
JS-13-22
$6,800.00
Ascension
JS-08-23
$25,000.00
Agave
JS-07-23
$18,000.00
Crane with Folded Wings
JS-22-22
$6,800.00
Standing Love Cranes
JS-18-22
$4,800.00
Paper Tree
JS-12-23
$3,500.00
Dismantled Cube
JS-16-22
$9,500.00
Patience AP3
JS-03-22
$2,200.00
Expansion
JS-05-23
$6,500.00
Crane in a Box
JS-01-22
$650.00
Plane Wanderer
JS-09-23
$25,000.00
Lunar Memory
JS-12-22
$5,600.00
Stoic
JS11-23
$25,000.00
Rattlesnake
JS-20-22
$1,800.00
Dancing Cranes 1/45
JS-09-22
$1,800.00
Origami Dancing Cranes 1/45
JS-07-22
$4,100.00
Koi Pond 2
JS-04-23
$12,500.00
Dancing Fan Wing Cranes 1/45
JS-06-22
$4,200.00
Leap Into It
JS-14-22
$4,300.00