A 365 Challenge is a mixture of blessing and curse: The relentless schedule amidst a full time job and part time life is challenging at times. I started this model last weekend but ran out of weekend before it was finished.
Looking for a nice, rich, challenging fold for the day, I knew I needed to try a model from Robert Lang: This is his model “Jackson’s Chameleon” – a deliciously complicated model with all the chameleonic bits you expect. Working with a slightly un-square square of light green washi, the pre-folding is fascinating, layer management […]
I must admit to enjoying the challenge that is inherent in most of Robert Lang’s designs: When the Tanteidan magazine arrived, I saw there was a new version of his cicada, and I knew I needed to try it. Starting with a 35cm square of Daiso washi (that turned out to be slightly rhombic problematically), […]
Gagging for complex folds I thought I would torture a bit of paper with a super complex model from Robert Lang’s “Origami Insects II”: The paper survived and the resultant creepy crawley is interesting if not perfect. Missing steps and powering on, only have to backtrack, characterised this mammoth 6 hour fold. Some steps are […]
Itching to dive into some thing complex (365 challenges are lousy for this, the one fold a day schedule makes longer hauls really difficult), I decided on an insect from Robert Lang that I had not folded before: Folded nearly life-size, this is a longhorn beetle, a lovely little bug with seemingly ridiculous antennae.
Continuing on the theme of butterflies, I could not go past this one, designed by Robert Lang: Taken from “Origami Insects II”, it is one of a number of creepy crawlys that I have yet to fold from this book.
I must admit to not having folded many butterflies – not sure why, hopefully this year I will remedy this situation: This is Robert Lang’s Minamimachi Butterfly – I know it looks simple but there are some wonderfully complex techniques in it’s fabrication.
I love models by Robert Lang, I find I fold them when I need order, therapy, calm. This is a collection of his Orchids, described in his book “Origami Design Secrets”. Something about the mathematical elegance of this flower lends itself to careful modelling and pretty staging. I had a bunch of opalescent 6″ squares […]
Flipping through the book “Origami Masters – Bugs – How the Bug Wars Changed the Art Of Origami”, you cannot help but be frightened by this model: Robert Lang, mathematician, engineer and origami design genius in this model pushes the envelope of what is possible with paper on a number of levels. The book gives […]