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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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