My son and his partner (Hi Matt and Alix!) came back from a recent trip to Canada and the US and had some greenbacks left over in their wallet. They are paper, you can fold them, there is a whole branch of Origami that does this intensively, led by artists like Won Park.
I find it fascinating that there are so many models and folding techniques I have yet to try. The “Magic Rose Cube” is a case in point – I am amazed I have never folded it: Such a beautiful little modular, 3 pieces the flower, 3 slightly different pieces the leaves, slots together into a […]
I will admit it, I have been a Star Wars fan since it was possible to be one. I saw the original movies many times in the cinema DECADES before my kids thought it would be cool to do the same with the new ones: The original 3 movies were special (well, they WERE before […]
Ever since first watching the telly series “Vikings” (currently 3 seasons, worth looking for) I was a fan of the gritty realism and glimpse into the lifestyle (albeit cinematicised) of what I imagine was a hard working and noble race: The character “Floki” was an odd inventor genius and ship builder, I think he would have […]
As a member of Origami USA (OUSA), we get access to some member designs and this one stuck out as something fun to try: Jason Ku’s Convertible uses some standard (and not so standard) box pleating tricks to sculpt a fully formed car from a flat sheet.
A completely different folding technique was a nice change with this much tortured bit of paper: An odd-shaped goldfish, famously all white except for a colourful growth on the head, this thin-waisted fantail was actually really hard work even at this scale.
…continuing on the “fishy” journey, the final in this technique’s series of plump full-bodied goldfish, Ronald Koh’s Ranchu: Oddly, this mutant is known for the cancer-like orange growth on it’s head, the model approximates this.
…continuing the fishy theme, this is Ronald Koh’s Oranda Goldfish: A lovely plump little fellow, I am sure I have had these at one time or another – round body, abundance of thin fins and round head.
Continuing the fishy theme, this “goldfish” looks more like a salmon: The base, similar to the previous two manages to devote more to body, less to fins so that it looks like you would get a decent fillet of this little fishy.
Continuing on the “something fishy” theme, I thought i would have a go at the Veiltail: This goldfish mutant is nuts – bred for the profundity of tail, the body is stunted and a small muscular tail necessary to drove the massive drapery of tail fins.