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781: (231/365) Naomiki Sato’s First Pentagonal Rose

Posted by wonko on August 19, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, geometry |

I am seriously attempting to perfect the “rose” form in Origami. In my mind, there is no better master of this flower than Naomiki Sato:

I bought his book (and DVD) entitled “Rose” and am determined to work though the various forms presented therein.

This is called his “first pentagonal rose” and I can see ancestor forms in the one that are also in the one I fold freehand currently. This is essentially a bud, but has a unique spiral centre and a nicely controlled twirl terminating in some lovely little petals. the base is also fully closed.

In folding this model, I notice large amounts of paper hidden, and know there are techniques ahead that will make use of similar forms but surface more and more of the paper. Looks like an interesting ride.

Today is also Tom and Hayley’s Wedding day – I hope all goes well. Roses always put me in the wedding space.

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