As majestic as the original artwork, Andrea Russo has recreated the iconic painting done by early 19th century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Brought to life in a three-dimensional way, Andrea Russo used paper to pay tribute to The Great Wave off Kanagawa. The sweeping lines and sharply folded edges capture the power of this particular wave as well as its beauty and elegance.
Based in Naples, Italy, Andrea Russo is a master of both the origami and photography art forms. His Flickr account is rife with stunning creations, big and small. The Great Wave off Kanagawa is simply one of the more recognizable works in his portfolio. Although it is facing the wrong way, Andrea Russo jokes, "The wind was blowing in the opposite direction!"