Kerry Remp
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Kerry Remp

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Visual Art – Cleveland, OH

We are all creators - I am an engineer with the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio – working in the NASA Safety Center creating training curricula for safety, reliability & quality engineers. I am also a professional accompanist for school and church groups. As a lifelong artist in music and now paper, I’ve learned to discover inspiration from almost any source: nature; daily observations of my activities and others’ pursuits; or perhaps the simple combination of colors or a pattern that triggers other ‘What if?” thoughts. I had an interest in origami throughout my life, but never took the time to explore it. In 2007, I had a planned business trip where I knew I would be secluded for a week, so I thought ‘Why not now?’ I got a basic origami book from the library, a pack of origami paper and began by making the traditional crane and boxes. To me, this was merely interesting – until I built my first modular ornament. When it dawned on me that I could actually build things with paper – not just tediously fold it – I was hooked. The logical engineer and the creative musician kicked in together and realized this could be a fun hobby. I’ve been building creations with paper ever since. My little hobby now has me actively engaged on a daily basis with creating, building or planning where my next gig is and what I\'ll be presenting. ...more