Joel Cooper is from Lawrence, KS and makes breathtaking origami sculpture. You can purchase original scruptures at his etsy store and view more of his work on his flickr account.
According to his store, Joel’s pieces are “made from single pieces of paper, without cuts or glue, shaped by folding alone in the origami tradition. Many are hand-painted, dyed, or stained before and after folding and all are treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make them durable and ready for display.”
Joel also keeps a blog where he updates about not only his new art but other origami artists and origami news.