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470: Osteichthyes

Posted by wonko on February 15, 2014 in fish |

Osteichthyes or BONY fish appear from fossil evidence as far back as 420 million years ago when they appear to have differentiated from cartilaginous fishy things. Fossil records are sketchy but shapes and morphologies are visible in traces in very ancient rocks. This odd origami attempts to hint at the faint fossil traces left in […]

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395: Showing Off

Posted by wonko on June 2, 2012 in amphibian, boxes, creepy crawly, crustacean, fish, flower, fruit, geometry, humanoid, mammal, reptile, scifi, vehicle |

Our local council library has a large glass display case that usually has things on show for a month. I cautiously asked one of the librarians if she thought some origami would interest patrons and she was very enthusiastic: There are around 200 models now on show at Holland Park Library for June and I am quite […]

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373: Mermaid

Posted by wonko on January 28, 2012 in fish, humanoid |

When I first saw this pattern, I thought “oh no, more cobra pleating” and relegated it to the “not before counselling” pile: At the moment the weather is wet, hot and the humidty is such that you could cut it with a knife and I got to thinking who would be at home in this […]

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349: Orca

Posted by wonko on December 15, 2011 in fish, mammal |

Now I have gradually come to realise that captive cetaceans must lead a miserable life – dolphins particularly given tehy “see” with sonar, but the Orca is also something that does not belong in captivity: This is Satoshi Kamiya’s Orca, well my go at it – for the most part it worked but there are […]

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269: Brill’s Dolphin

Posted by wonko on September 26, 2011 in blarg, fish, mammal |

Now I am going visiting to the Sunshine Coast today, so thought something marine would be appropriate: This lovely dolphin reminds me of “flipper” who appeared to frolic in the sea. The sad truth about captive dolphins however is that they lead miserable, confused lives and have a really short lifespan due to stress and […]

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249: Vinco’s Fish

Posted by wonko on September 6, 2011 in fish |

Davor Vinco has made many elegant models, most with simple lines – I particularly like his fish: The beautiful eyes have featured on an earlier model but I like the body shape of this fish, the way the fins lock and gill line makes the nead a different colour to the body (if using duo colour paper) […]

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236: Sipho Mabona’s Koi Carp

Posted by wonko on August 24, 2011 in fish |

When I first saw installation art, in origami, folded and designed by Sipho Mabona, I knew I wasnted to do stuff like that also – this koi is elegant and beautiful: Lovely dorsal and pectoral fins, graceful tail and head complete with gaping mouth. There is much to admire about this model – it is […]

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214: A Great White Pointer

Posted by wonko on August 2, 2011 in fish |

Apparently it is “Shark Week” – yeah, I did not know either until I looked it up. This ferrocious little beauty is a variation of the blue shark described by John Montroll and Robert lang in their book “Origami Sealife” and there is much to like about the basic form (not sure the picture does […]

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120: Joisel’s Goldfish

Posted by wonko on April 30, 2011 in fish |

Ending such an EPIC month, I thought it appropriate to try a model from Eric Joisel – this is my first-fold of his Goldfish: Now I know I could have modelled the body a little more, and Eric himself poses a design challenge to put in a nice Davor Vinco-inspired eye, but I am pretty […]

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91: A Rock

Posted by wonko on April 1, 2011 in boxes, fish, fruit, furniture, reptile, vehicle |

Participatory Origami reaches YOU. Go get an A4 sheet of paper NOW, here is a cracking model for you to try:

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