Sai-Wai Foo

Sai-Wai Foo is an emerging artist, who began to develop her art practice 2012. Her fashion background influences and informs her current art practice; finish, construction, materials, themes and approach. The art practice primarily focuses on the manipulation and folding of cut paper, to produce volume and structure from a traditionally 2 dimensional medium. Sculptural works combine these organic paper growths with other pieces of collected ephemera to create vignettes and still points in time. In conjunction with her art practice Sai-Wai runs a commercial illustration practice under the brand name “Pleatybunny by Miss FOO” as well as still freelancing in the fashion industry with a focus on brand business development and social media.

With over 19 years in the fashion industry, she is freelance professional who has worked as a commercial designer, stylist, marketer & illustrator over a number of years. Having professional experience across product categories and brands, as well as a diverse range of products and special projects for a wide mix of clients.

Joy in the journey

Joy in the journey

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint. Cotton thread, glasshead pins. Housed in a glass dome and pewter bowl.

Straight paths are not often the best one

25 x 14 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$580.00 inc. GST

Every breaking wave

Every breaking wave

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, cotton rope. Housed in a glass dome with silver plated vessel.

The sea is on this little ones mind

28 x 19 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$580.00 inc. GST

Too far for my hands to hold

Too far for my hands to hold

Sculpture - Ceramic doll arms, cotton rope, steel scissors, wooden ring. Suspended.

Clusters of ceramic hands reach out to a pair of scissors hoping for release

 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$600.00 inc. GST

Gazing at the void

Gazing at the void

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, steel T pins, cotton thread, cotton rope. Suspended.

A small suspended dreamer

 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$640.00 inc. GST

The Red Thread

The Red Thread

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, cotton thread, glasshead pins, silver plated bowl. Housed in a glass dome with marble base.

Chinese mythology of the Red Thread of Fate, that two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

27 x 17 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$670.00 inc. GST

Dream by day

Dream by day

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, cotton rope, silver plated candle stand. Housed in a glass dome with marble base.

Day dreaming of adventures

27 x 17 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$670.00 inc. GST

Follow into the dark

Follow into the dark

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, fringe, foam core, brass eye hooks. Suspended

The darkness tangles and envelopes

 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$690.00 inc. GST

Some Shine Brighter

Some Shine Brighter

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, cotton rope, grown sodium crystal clusters. Housed in a glass dome with silver plated filigree comport

Crystalline stars cluster like a headpiece, a shining tiara over a figure

31 x 17 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$720.00 inc. GST

Leave a trail of Stars

Leave a trail of Stars

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, grown sodium crystals, silver plated napkin ring, cotton rope. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

Stellar forms are caught and tangled in these tresses

35 x 22 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$720.00 inc. GST

The Stars Pull at my Hair

The Stars Pull at my Hair

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core, aluminium. Suspended.

The pull of stellar bodies can sometime confuse our minds and lead us astray

 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$740.00 inc. GST

The Mind in Conflict

The Mind in Conflict

Sculpture - Book cover and pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, Steel shirt pins, cotton thread, foam core. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

The movement of the cosmos have been linked with conditions of the mind

48 x 23 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$740.00 inc. GST

Traced in Constellations

Traced in Constellations

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core, sodium crystals, silver plated vessel. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

The path of the stars are outlined in threads and pins

28 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$780.00 inc. GST

Space Between

Space Between

Sculpture - Silver plated salt cellars, pleated book papers, glue glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core. Housed in a glass dome on a silver plated stand

SOLD

25 x 23 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$800.00 inc. GST

All these Wonders

All these Wonders

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, sodium crystals. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

Constellations criss-cross clouds of pleated paper and crystals

34 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$820.00 inc. GST

Midnight Stories

Midnight Stories

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core, crochet dollies, sodium crystals, silver plated vessel. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

The best stories are those that are heard at the dead of night with only the moonlight as company

40 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$820.00 inc. GST

Way Finding

Way Finding

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core, crochet dollies, sodium crystals, silver plated vessel. . Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

The pull of the stars on bodies of water, waves and ourselves[br][br]SOLD OUT

38 x 21 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$860.00 inc. GST

Share the same Sky

Share the same Sky

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core, sodium crystals. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

Dolls head engulfed by crystals becoming part of the celestial

43 x 21 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$870.00 inc. GST

Clusters of light

Clusters of light

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, tatting doilies, grown sodium crystals silver plated dish. Housed in a glass and timber case with leather covered base.

Darkness makes the lights brighter

34 x 26 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$890.00 inc. GST

Starwatcher

Starwatcher

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, crochet dollies, grown sodium crystal clusters, glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core, silver plated vessel. Housed in a glass dome with cut glass base.

A silent observer

40 x 21 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$890.00 inc. GST

These Tangled Threads

These Tangled Threads

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, Steel T pins, cotton thread, foam core, sodium crystals, silver plated dish. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand with handles

Points draw to gether with threads become a web like net

45 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$920.00 inc. GST

Under the same sky

Under the same sky

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, glass head pins, cotton thread, foam core, crochet dollies, sodium crystals, silver plated egg cup. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated stand.

Net like crystal structures mimicked by the labyrinth like layer of threads that intertwine over head

36 x 26 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$920.00 inc. GST

Sky Traveler

Sky Traveler

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, cotton thread, balsa wood, bamboo, cotton rag, aluminium, double handled silver plated vessel on painted wooden base. Housed in a glass dome and painted wooden base.

A small ship carried on a sea of swirling clouds

51 x 27 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$960.00 inc. GST

Wander with Me

Wander with Me

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, cotton thread, balsa wood, bamboo, cotton rag, aluminum, silver plated double handled vessel. Housed in a glass dome on silver plated dish.

Fancies of voyages across swelling seas

43 x 23 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$960.00 inc. GST

Many paths

Many paths

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, enamel paint, balsa wood, bamboo, cotton rag, thread, steel T pins. Housed in a glass dome with cut-work silver plated base

A little boat with so many ways to get to the same place

42 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,100.00 inc. GST

At the edge of the map

At the edge of the map

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, aluminum, enamel paint, large vintage glass headed pins, glass head pins, cotton rag, balsa wood, bamboo, linen thread, cotton thread, silver plated vessel. Free standing. Unhoused

Doll head with matt black masted sailing boat traversing across a series of tumbling waves

50 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,300.00 inc. GST

Orion’s Secret

Orion’s Secret

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, sodium crystals, enamel paint, metal and mirror stand. Housed in a glass dome on a silver plated tray.

The giant hunter amongst the stars

45 x 31 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,500.00 inc. GST

A Map of all the Stars

A Map of all the Stars

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, aluminum, glass head pins, cotton thread, enamel paint, foam core, silver plated vessel. Housed in a glass and timber case with leather covered base.

This is the sister piece to "A Thousand Journeys", 2017 Finalist in the Victorian Craft Awards "Chairman's Prize for Innovation" & on display until the 8th of July at Craft Victoria's exhibition across 3 sites Softitel, Craft & Collins Place

36 x 36 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,700.00 inc. GST

All the Things Left Unsaid

All the Things Left Unsaid

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, aluminum, enamel paint, foam core, double handled silver plated vessel. Housed in a glass and timber case with leather covered base.

Doll head surrounded by a swirling mass of pleated papers gleaned from unwanted dictionaries

52 x 26 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,800.00 inc. GST

Blown off course

Blown off course

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, glue, ceramic doll head, aluminum, enamel paint, glass headed pins, cotton rag, balsa wood, bamboo, linen thread, cotton thread, painted wooden stand. Free standing. Unhoused

Doll head with a rippling mane of hair being navigated by 5 masted sailing ships

66 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$2,000.00 inc. GST

Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, fish illustrations, map paper, plastic pearls, glue, on a silver plated footed dish housed in a glass dome.

Idioms and curio meet in this version of a waterless fish tank.[br]Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

28 x 15 cm

Year of Print: 2013

$400.00 inc. GST

Moth’s bride (second state)

Moth’s bride (second state)

Sculpture - Ceramic doll head, paint, glass bottle, beads, steel pins, floral and moth illustrations, glue silver plated stand housed in glass bell jar with stopper.

Conceived as series of small sculptural elements. These pieces explore equilibrium, the cycles of growth and decay through the use of personal iconography, found objects and illustrations from reference books.[br]Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

36 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$750.00 inc. GST

Equinox (second state)

Equinox (second state)

Sculpture - Ceramic doll head, paint, glass bottle, beads, steel pins, floral illustrations, glue silver plated stand housed in glass bell.

Conceived as series of small sculptural elements. These pieces explore equilibrium, the cycles of growth and decay through the use of personal iconography, found objects and illustrations from reference books.[br]Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

33 x 19 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$750.00 inc. GST

Over water and clouds

Over water and clouds

Sculpture - Vintage book papers, ceramic doll head, small silver platted vessel, housed glass and timber case with vintage map paper lining

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

34 x 26 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$890.00 inc. GST

The set of the sails

The set of the sails

Sculpture - Vintage map papers, ceramic doll head, cotton rope, glass head pins, linen thread, housed glass dome

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

30 x 30 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$750.00 inc. GST

My little nest

My little nest

Sculpture - Vintage music manuscript papers, bird illustrations, glass head pins, glue and a ceramic doll head, housed in glass dome and a silver comport

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

29 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$900.00 inc. GST

Remembering Georgia

Remembering Georgia

Sculpture - Enamelled painted found wallaby skull, steel pins, vintage map papers, and moth illustrations, metal stand, housed in a glass dome with a wooden base

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

30 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$780.00 inc. GST

Tea and tall tales

Tea and tall tales

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, balsa wood, cotton rag, linen thread, bamboo, porcelain trio housed in a glass dome

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

29 x 18 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$580.00 inc. GST

No fear of the Depths

No fear of the Depths

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, balsa wood, cotton rag, linen thread, bamboo, cardboard and leather

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

27 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$850.00 inc. GST

Plotting a course

Plotting a course

Sculpture - Vintage book papers, glass head pins, linen thread, ceramic doll head, housed glass dome with rope handle on a vintage silver vessel.

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

39 x 20 cm

$890.00 inc. GST

Lady grey

Lady grey

Sculpture - recycled paper sculpture in vintage teapot in wood and glass case

Due to being fragile please contact the gallery for purchase and postage.

43 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$1,100.00 inc. GST