Waltz of the Trees
A Forest in Four Stories
An interactive display of kinetic dioramas and paper sculpture that come to life with the turn of a crank. Using flat layers of hand dyed cut paper in three dimensions, Olli whimsically illustrates the vertical layers of a forest in four distinct scenes. The swirling canopy, the circling trees, the dancing forest floor, and the mysterious connections of the underground. Each vignette offers a magnified vision and larger than life perspective allowing a peek into each world from four vantage points - a bird high up in the leaves; a deer amidst the pines; a snail journeying a soggy log, and an earthworm tunneling through the soil.