Looking Out / Looking In
2021 Member's Exhibition



Alma Luz Castro

Alma received an award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2007. She is a Philadelphia Folklore Artist, certified Taro Origami Artist, and a Masters in Miniature Dolls and Costuming. Her works have appeared in various publications for dolls and miniatures.

The Whirlwind Geisha To The World

The transformation in becoming a Geisha is paralleled to the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Side by side they go in a similar direction – development, growth and adulthood. The sleeves of the Japanese kimono (Furisode) represent intrigue, mystery and feminine empowerment. Its rhythm, structure and pattern are compared to brightly-colored fluttering butterfly wings.

Frame is 19-3/4 × 9"
"The materials utilized are variety of origami paper. A combination of the basics and my artistic skills in Japanese paper doll making from long hours of folding experience."