Where is my talent
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
I was excited to make this model, because in Jun Maekawa’s book, it was labelled as one to help you focus on shaping, and that’s something I’m not very good at. Turns out, there wasn’t a ton of shaping fold, but that was good, because it meant I could focus on just a few and see how they helped the overall look. I’m very pleased with how this turned out, and my friend’s daughter didn’t have to ask me what it was when she looked at it, so I consider it a win.
Because I’m a nutcase, I decided that the next logical step from 3-stage clovers was not 5 or 7 stages, but an 11-stage clover fold. Because it took so long to make, I decided to take pictures as I went along, so now you have the in-progress view of the model as well as the completed one. And if you are asking yourself “Did she really put up a picture of the full paper with a bunch of precreasing folds on it?” the answer is YES I DID. Precreasing takes forever, and I was proud of my pretty grid.
Actually, I’m really proud of this model overall. Sometimes after I’ve gotten over the initial “delighted that it worked” feeling, I really start to notice all the flaws and things that I could have done better. However, even after a couple weeks, I’m still quite pleased with this one. Now I just need to figure out how to display it.
oh my god
i cannot believe that this is actually working
slide-together thing by the amazing george hart from here
all of those are completely 100% flat pieces of paper with cuts in them
those lil triangles are so hard to make
this isn’t origami
bc it’s made with cuts
and no folds
but im still posting it to my main cuz it’s papercraft and based on much of the same mathematics
also ive already finished one of the other slide-together things (the one from equilateral triangles)
"Surface to Structure"
FREE to the Public
Cooper Union NYC, June 19-July 3, 2014
For the first time in 55 years, origami will be brought back to The Cooper Union in the Surface to Structure exhibition. In addition to presenting a small number of pieces folded by the same artists in the 1959 exhibition, the folded forms on display will show origami’s transformation, including sculptures that push the boundaries of this artform beyond its traditional perceptions. The exhibition will feature the work of established artists as well as up and coming artists and communicate the range and complexity of origami styles.
A rainbow-coloured stellated truncated icosahedron. I remember folding module after module every bus journey I made to school for at least a week…it used a seventeen sheets of paper.
It wasn’t folding the individual modules that was tough but figuring out how to put them all together to get the rainbow effect I wanted. Worth it, though :)
Tutorial | 270 modules | 3.75cm squares of patterned kami
hi taekwan :3
well i totally didn’t just finish a thing and happen to find out i completely screwed it over