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.

Darwin’s Beard: diverse life forms and awaiting the return of the Beagle

Darwin’s Beard: diverse life forms and awaiting the return of the Beagle

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, steel pins, plastic pearls, book illustrations, silver plated vessel, steel rod, ceramic doll heads, spray paint, glue, bamboo, balsa wood, sandal wood, cotton rag paper. linen thread.

Darwin's Beard: diverse life forms and awaiting the return of the Beagle is homage to adventure, discovery and the work of naturalist Charles Darwin, it is also deference to the tyranny of distance inherent with sea travel and the longing of awaiting a loved one's return. The sculptures are a pair of imagined portraits of Charles and his wife Emma, based on Darwin's return from his scientific survey on the Beagle.[br] [br]Darwin's Beard is tribute to the spirit of adventure, discovery, of science and learning, above all about being constantly curious.[br][br]Imagined portraits of Charles and Emma Darwin. Charles's beard is teaming with creatures from his travels and Emma dreams of the return of her adventuring husband surrounded by birds carried aloft on sea breezes and ocean life teams around her.

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Year of Print: 2013

$3,200.00 inc. GST

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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.

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Year of Print: 2013

$400.00 inc. GST

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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.

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Year of Print: 2014

$750.00 inc. GST

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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.

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Year of Print: 2014

$750.00 inc. GST

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Light touch (second state)

Light touch (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.

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Year of Print: 2014

$480.00 inc. GST

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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

34 x 26 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$890.00 inc. GST

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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

30 x 30 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$750.00 inc. GST

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Fear of shallow living

Fear of shallow living

Sculpture - Vintage map papers, balsa wood, bamboo, cotton rag paper, enamel painted repurposed frame, housed in glass and timber box

78 x 48 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$3,200.00 inc. GST

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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

29 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$900.00 inc. GST

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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

30 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$780.00 inc. GST

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A blush in your cheek

A blush in your cheek

Sculpture - Vintage music manuscript papers, butterfly and botanical illustrations, steel pins, glue, fine bone chine teacup and saucer, housed in glass dome with ceramic handle

40 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$480.00 inc. GST

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Call to the deep

Call to the deep

Sculpture - Vintage book papers, ceramic doll head, cotton rope, bamboo, balsa wood, housed in glass dome and vintage silver comport

40 x 22 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$890.00 inc. GST

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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

29 x 18 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$580.00 inc. GST

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Circle above

Circle above

Sculpture - Pianola papers, bird illustrations, steel pins, rope, ceramic doll head housed in glass dome and a filagree silver dish

29 x 19 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$850.00 inc. GST

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Engulfed

Engulfed

Sculpture - Vintage book papers, ceramic doll head, rope, housed glass and timber case with vintage map paper lining

47 x 36 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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No fear of the Depths

No fear of the Depths

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

27 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$850.00 inc. GST

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The Captains cup

The Captains cup

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, balsa wood, cotton rag, porcelain teacup and saucer housed in glass dome with ceramic handle

29 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$580.00 inc. GST

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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.

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$890.00 inc. GST

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Seeking the shore

Seeking the shore

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, balsa wood, cotton rag, linen thread, ceramic, footed silver plated dish, leather, housed in a glass and timber case

37 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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Cumulus

Cumulus

Sculpture - Vintage book papers, ceramic doll head, silver vessel, housed glass dome and vintage silver platter

30 x 36 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$750.00 inc. GST

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Tumble and roll

Tumble and roll

Sculpture - Pleated book papers, balsa wood, cotton rag, linen thread, on painted vintage picture frame

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Year of Print: 2016

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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Smitten with the steam

Smitten with the steam

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

54 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$1,100.00 inc. GST

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Lady grey

Lady grey

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

43 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$1,100.00 inc. GST

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Small luxury

Small luxury

Sculpture - recycled pleated paper sculpture in fine china teacup

24 x  cm

Year of Print: 2015

$400.00 inc. GST

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Have some more tea…

Have some more tea…

Sculpture - recycled pleated paper sculpture in fine china teacup

37 x  cm

Year of Print: 2015

$890.00 inc. GST

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Sweeps of the sky

Sweeps of the sky

Sculpture - recycled pleated paper sculpture in fine china teacup

19 x  cm

Year of Print: 2015

$400.00 inc. GST

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Ceremony of tea 1

Ceremony of tea 1

Sculpture - recycled pleated paper sculpture in fine china teacup

17 x  cm

Year of Print: 2015

$380.00 inc. GST

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Ceremony of tea 2

Ceremony of tea 2

Sculpture - recycled pleated paper sculpture in fine china teacup

17 x  cm

Year of Print: 2015

$380.00 inc. GST

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I would rather have nothing but tea

I would rather have nothing but tea

Sculpture - recycled pleated paper sculpture in fine china teacup

28 x  cm

Year of Print: 2015

$500.00 inc. GST

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The moments until Spring

The moments until Spring

Sculpture - recycled pleated paper sculpture

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Year of Print: 2014

$850.00 inc. GST

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