2015 Final position: #27
Mild mannered Ross Symons was working a day-to-day job as a web developer at a big multinational agency when, unbeknownst to those around him, he started a little project: 365 days, 365 origami art pieces. Entirely self-taught, with the aid of the internet, books and anyone with advice to give, he took on this project to challenge himself and get those creative hands working. Eventually, his ability increased to the point where he could design his own creations, and so he realised that there might just be something in this paper-folding malarkey. These days Ross is a full-time artist, operating under the moniker White on Rice. He makes art installations, does corporate projects, and uses stop-motion technology to bring his paper-folding wonders to life, all which can be seen on his gorgeous Instagram account (with a crazy 100k followers).
I fold paper into awesome shapes.
Realising that what I had started a year ago as a fun side project was now my full time job.
The fact that rest of the world is starting to realise how much creativity there is in this country and we are being recognised on an international scale.
Our young Instagram community
Making music. Hanging out with my girlfriend and family.
"Maybe don't wear those pants..." - Nikki (My girlfriend)