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928: In Memoriam – Francis Ow

Posted by wonko on June 30, 2018 in geometry, Traditional |

The international origami community recently learned of the death of Frances Ow: Francis was an active and beloved member of the Singapore Origami group, and sadly I never had the privilege of meeting him in the real world. But, via the magic that is the Internet I have been personally encouraged and supported by him […]

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523: Francis Ow’s Double Cube

Posted by wonko on February 7, 2016 in geometry |

I seem fixated on modular origami at the moment (a branch I have not really done very much in). When I saw Francis Ow’s Double Cube, I asked him if I could have a go at folding it: He generously shared some instructions with me (how amazing is the Internet – it can put you […]

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522: House Module – Group Activity

Posted by wonko on February 3, 2016 in geometry |

As a teacher, I have a pastoral care group of students from multiple year levels, many initial strangers and new students at the start of the year. I look for an activity that we can all focus on, conversations and collegiality usually follows. Francis Ow published diagrams on a “house” module (strangely appropriate) and hints […]

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315: Lest We Forget

Posted by wonko on November 11, 2011 in geometry |

Today was “Remembrance Day”, at 11 am on the 11th of the 11th, 2011 the nation stops to give thanks and praise to the fallen soldiers from all world wars: This is Frances Ow’s “Star Medal” – a lovely paper decoration (made even lovelier by making it in metallic paper) that I thought was fitting as a tribute […]

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201: Winged Heart

Posted by wonko on July 20, 2011 in blarg, geometry |

Apparently, according to JJJ at least, it is LOVE WEEK – awwwww So I folded Frances Ow’s winged Heart (partly because it is late, I am tired and sometimes a simple fold is ok – ok? An effective fold, in duo paper the heart is one colour and the wings are another – nice.

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Tetrahedra Revisited

Posted by wonko on May 26, 2011 in geometry |

…so I was bugged that as tiny little triangles, in white, I found it impossible to complete the 5 intersecting shape thing, so I went to the school copy room and asked for some colourful Copy paper – A4. I got 5 strong colours, cut squares, made them into thirds, total of 6 strips per […]

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142: Interlaced Tetrahedra

Posted by admin on May 22, 2011 in geometry |

Now I have never tried MODULAR origami – it is a huge and enthusiastic movement in the society of paper benders – making modules that lock together to make a compound shape. I found instructions for Francis Ow’s 60° Unit and thought I would give a tetrahedron (6 of these units) a go: I … […]

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