Fiona Hueston is a visual artist born in New Zealand, who has lived and worked in Australia and is currently living and working in Paris.
Her work has incorporated many different disciplines, however during her studies for a Masters Degree in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design at COFA, Sydney, Australia. Fiona started to investigating the possibilities of working with multiple origami paper forms, which lead to the creation of her sculptures and installations.
The Equal Hearts Project installation, featured in her first solo exhibition and won the Awesome Foundation grant, consisted of two thousand paper origami hearts. The installation was a participatory artistic petition where the general public were encouraged to write a message on a heart supporting marriage equality, each heart was then strung up and attached to a hot pink rotary washing line, an iconic symbol representing domestic married life in Australia.
Fiona starting exploring other origami forms, stacking and gluing them together to create sculptures. Her sculpture Circle, which consisted of four hundred fortune tellers was a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
Her sculptures have been recently shown in NYC and she continues to work on her sculptures and installations in her Parisian studio.
I am currently extending my exploration of the different shapes and forms using multiple origami units to create new sculptures and installations. I am incorporating different components like galvanised steel wire which enables me to create significantly different works. The process is time consuming because each individual unit needs to be hand cut and folded into origami 3D forms which are stacked and manipulated into sculptures and installations. This new approach my work has lead to some very interesting, challenging pieces and many more creative possibilities with my work.