Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I just read a great article about a modern origami master on the New Yorker website that blew my mind just with the written descriptions - then I actually searched for pictures, and now I’m really impressed.

I urge you to read the article for yourself, but basically the artist is a young, respected American laser physicist who is now living the dream of professional origami folder. Surreal and fascinating. I’m going to need to investigate this subject further. Maybe I can print out some designs and figure out how to make them myself...?

Slightly later: Here is the plan of the fiddler crab above; apparently most designs are made from a single sheet of uncut paper. I think I will have to start smaller. FYI the title is German for “manifold”, well, the noun version of manifold, which would be what? diversity? complexity? Doesn’t have the same ring.

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