A 12-year-old artist already has two exhibitions under his belt, including a permanent that has just opened at the Ontario Science Center in Toronto. Daniel Ranger has been practicing the Japanese art of origami for many years and has created dozens of fish, turtles and paper swans for the Deep Blueexhibition .
“I am very proud that the origami fish I made were chosen to be suspended from the ceiling [of the Ontario Science Center]. Daniel Ranger is no longer a beginner in his artistic discipline of folding paper.
For some years now, he has been making origami: “It was very funny because I came to class with paper and I could turn it into a little toy and a little puppet. ”
Daniel Ranger, whose mother is an artist, has also had his first exhibition at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.
This time at the Ontario Science Center, in collaboration with Toronto-based Labspace Studio, he created a permanent exhibition called Deep Blue .
The project was led by Great Art for Great Lakes on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
“Art is a good way to show people that we must be careful and protect the environment.” – Daniel Ranger, artist
Hundreds of different colored paper fish, turtles and swans were suspended from the Science Center ceiling at different heights to symbolize the wildlife that makes up the Great Lakes ecosystem.
“I want people to notice that they are there and see their beauty and fragility in the environment,” says the young artist.
Hundreds of origami folds made by visitors to the Science Center were also used for this project.